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It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my...
Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024
Quercus marlipoensis acorns
A new study has analyzed the germination characteristics of...
Website Editor | Feb 15, 2024
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A new species of oak gall wasp has been named in honor of...
Website Editor | Feb 14, 2024

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

Oak Artists

Kyle Spradley's Photographs of the McBaine Bur Oak

The McBaine Bur Oak - © Kyle Spradley

Photographer Kyle Spradley has taken portraits of "The Big Tree" over the course of almost a decade, in every season and weather condition.

Beth Moon's Portraits of Oaks

The Queen Elizabeth Oak by Beth Moon

Continuing our series Oak Artists, we look at portraits of ancient English oaks by California-based photographer Beth Moon.

Andrea Jones: Capturing the Splendor of Oaks

Quercus lobata, San Marcos Pass Rd., Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Andrea Jones is one of the world's foremost garden photographers, whose pictures have appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers worldwide. She kindly agreed to an email interview which focused exclusively on her experience photographing oaks, adding another chapter to our series on oak artists.

Gustaf Emanuelsson: Oak Photographer

© Gustaf Emanuelsson

Latest in our series on Oak Artists is an interview with Swedish photographer Gustaf Emanuelsson, whose photos of the Oak of Kvill were featured in our reposting of Stefan Foconi’s article. Gustaf is working on a long term project documenting the giant trees of Sweden, most of which are oaks

Christine Battle: Botanical Illustrator

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IOS member Christine Battle has always had an interest in botanical art. Though she was only 14 when she was first smitten by a print of Albrecht Dürer’s watercolor Das große Rasenstück (Great Piece of Turf), it wasn’t till almost four decades later that she began painting plants, after receiving a birthday present of a two-day botanical art drawing course in 2006.

Why I Draw Oaks

Quercus acutissima Carruth.

Artist and IOS member Keiko Tokunaga explains how she came to choose oaks for her subject matter.

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