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In October 2015, after visiting the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard and before attending the 8th International Oak Society Conference in Lisle, Tim Boland, the Director of Polly Hill, organized for me an absolutely regal two-day visit of the Arnold Arboretum. Returning home, I received a request from Nancy Rose, the Editor of Arnoldia, to submit an article about the Arboretum des Pouyouleix for that publication.

Posted Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 12:48pm in Béatrice Chassé's blog

In the Trompenburg Arboretum archive, where we keep our letters, I recently found a letter from Heino Heine dating back to 1973. Attached to it was a postcard and herbarium specimens of Quercus macrocarpa.

Posted Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 4:10pm in Gert Fortgens's blog

"What's with all the Q's?" is the opening question in Dan Keiser's documentary film, Quercophiles Abroad, which was shown again last August at the Trylon Micro Cinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Posted Friday, 17 March 2017 - 2:29pm in Dan Keiser's blog

The International Oak Society invites individuals with research projects contributing to advancing our knowledge about, or appreciation of, oaks or their conservation to submit applications for the Michael Heathcoat Amory Award.

Posted Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 8:39pm in IOS Site Administrator's blog

Over 400 swamp white oaks stand guard at the 911 Memorial in New York City.

Posted Monday, 19 December 2016 - 9:18pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

In the last days of September 2015, I visited La Closerie du Rond-Chêne and its oak collection, in southern Belgium, with past IOS President, Eike Jablonski.

Posted Sunday, 18 December 2016 - 6:24pm in Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven's blog

On Friday, October 21 I left Milan to drive south toward Lazio, the region in central Italy surrounding Rome, having as my final destination the Parco Nazionale del Circeo...

Posted Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 7:41pm in Morgan Santini's blog

The Woodland Trust is looking for oak trees that were grown in England from acorns gathered at Verdun when the battle ended. The plan is to collect acorns from these trees and grow a second generation of “Verdun oaks” that will be planted at a centenary wood in Surrey, England.

Posted Friday, 28 October 2016 - 3:31pm in Roderick Cameron's blog

I was born in Pin Oak Township, Illinois on the only 7 acres left of a large farm. My mother loved trees. My father said they made him tired to look at, because they would have to be cleared to make farmland. He reminded me of Aldo Leopold saying people from my state were intent on making Illinois safe for soybeans. I took after my mother.

Posted Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 12:39pm in scot sickbert's blog

Peter Marshall reports on the project to restore an old plantation of Valonia Oaks in Australia.

Posted Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 8:24pm in Roderick Cameron's blog
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