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Karl Georg Theodor Kotschy was an Austrian botanist and...
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Quercus grisea - Greenlee County, AZ
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Charles Snyers | Sep 22, 2017
North American oaks have a northern temperate origin and...
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Quercus acutissima subsp. kingii
Quercus acutissima Carruth. is a species whose natural distribution covers a vast territory in East and Southeast Asia, from central Nepal...

Gardens & Arboreta

The Botanical Garden of Porto is located on the west side of the city of Porto, on a plateau overlooking the mouth of the Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. Currently covering 4 hectares, it is part of the grounds of the University of Porto campus and is situated on what was once Quinta do Campo Alegre, a historic estate formerly on the outskirts of Porto. 

An International Accreditation Program for Arboreta

ArbNet is an interactive community of arboreta, sponsored and coordinated by The Morton Arboretum in cooperation with the American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Its Arboretum Accreditation Program recognizes arboreta at various levels of development and capacity, based on an arboretum’s collections and curation, education and public programming, scientific research and conservation initiatives, governance, and staff or volunteer support.

Oaks at Armstrong State University Arboretum

Philip Schretter has amassed an interesting collection of oaks at the campus-wide arboretum at Armstrong State University.

Bill Funk writes about his oak collection at Mereweather Arboretum in Victoria, Australia.

 

The Oaks at Eastwoodhill

Eastwoodhill is the National Arboretum of New Zealand, located on the East Coast of the North Island 35 km northwest of Gisborne. It is considered to be the largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees growing south of the Equator, and the over 3,600 taxa that can be found there include a large number of oak species.

San Miguel Arboretum, Argentina

IOS member Peter Laharrague's arboretum, San Miguel, is located near the town of Coronel Pringles in Argentina, at 38 degrees below the Equator. 

Congrove Arboretum

When Christine and Ben Battle moved into Congrove Cottage in Upton Cheyney, near the city of Bath in the United Kingdom, they did not know the property concealed an old arboretum planted over 100 years prior to their arrival.

Evergreen Oaks at Caerhays Estate

Charles Williams describes the evergreen oaks in Caerhays' collection, many of which are historic plants resulting form seed collected in the wild.

For upwards of twenty years, Shaun Haddock has been planting oaks at the Arboretum de la Bergerette in southwest France, during which time at least 200 species of oak have already been trialled outdoors. This report initially appeared on the Journal of the Society, International Oaks No. 23.

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères

The Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères is without doubt one of the most extraordinary private botanic gardens in France.

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