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Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group
The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is...
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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...

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Cultivar Close-up: Quercus ×bebbiana 'Taco'

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Found in the late 1980s by Guy Sternberg in Springfield, Illinois, this selection was noted early on for its rapid growth rate and strong central leader. 

Cultivar Close-up: Quercus robur 'Timuki'

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This cultivar was selected by Raimond Cinovskis, from the Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences, Salapils, Latvia and was introduced by Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Průhonice, Czech Republic.

Hybrid Highlight: Quercus ×heterophylla F. Michx.

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Named in honor of one of America’s first botanists, John Bartram, Quercus ×heterophylla is known by many as Bartram’s oak.

Species Spotlight: Quercus ilicifolia Wangenh.

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Quercus ilicifolia is a little oak with a big name: bear oak. 

Species Spotlight: Quercus crassifolia Bonpl.

Quercus crassifolia is tree ranging in height from 4 to 15 meters, and is usually easily recognized by its leaves: stiff and leathery, glossy blackish green above, covered with a layer of pale brown hairs beneath, and with bristle-tipped teeth above the widest part of the leaf.

Species Spotlight: Quercus rotundifolia Lam.

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A Mediterranean oak with a long-standing relationship with humanity.

Species Spotlight: Quercus georgiana M.A. Curtis

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Georgia oak is known from 15 counties in Georgia and possibly small pockets in Alabama, with an unverified report in North Carolina. One of these locations is Stone Mountain, just northeast of Atlanta, GA

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Propagation and reintroduction of an endangered oak: Quercus austrocochinchinensis. An article by Qian-sheng Li and Min Deng, orginally published in Oak News & Notes, Vol. 18. No. 1

Species Spotlight: Quercus pubescens Willd.

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Quercus pubescens Willd. is a species with a wide native range, found across the European continent, from Portugal to Lebanon and from Russia into Southern Germany.

A new species of oak, Quercus delgadoana

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An oak in cultivation as Quercus eugeniifolia has now been described as a new species,  Quercus delgadoana S. Valencia, Nixon & L. M. Kelly (Novon June 2011)

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