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Dr. Michael Avishai, a leading oak expert, botanist, and...
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The Huntington, in San Marino, CA, obtained a grant from...
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Quercus douglasii is an endemic California oak tree, affectionately called “the blue oak” due to its distinctive blueish-green leaf color....

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During this early autumn week of incomparable weather, twelve members of the IOS, and three others who were guests, enjoyed a truly...
For upwards of twenty years, Shaun Haddock has been planting oaks at the Arboretum de la Bergerette in southwest France, during which time...
A visit to two Belgian collections on a rainy September day, Arboretum Wespelaar and the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. 
The Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères is without doubt one of the most extraordinary private botanic gardens in France.
An oak in cultivation as Quercus eugeniifolia has now been described as a new species,  Quercus delgadoana S. Valencia, Nixon & L. M....
This trip report from Béatrice Chassé through Northern Mexico is reproduced from the IOS Journal.  The companion photo gallery contains...
A visit to the collections of Daniel Dumont, an Oak Open Day in Belgium.
A previously unreported station for Quercus sinuata var. breviloba has recently been identified in southwestern Custer County, Oklahoma. 
Shaun Haddock invited the IOS membership on July 19, 2010 to an Oak Open Day at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London. The aim was to...
The distribution of Palmer's oak (Quercus palmeri Engelm.) includes numerous isolated populations that are presumably relicts of a formerly...
In 2008 one red oak hybrid (Quercus rubra × ellipsoidalis) was diagnosed with oak wilt disease (Ceratocystis fagacearum) at Starhill Forest...
Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to...

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