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On October 17, 2019, 80 participants gathered in McCook,...
Dan Kostka | Dec 12, 2019
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A new book provides a comprehensive guide to the skills and...
Gert Fortgens | Dec 11, 2019
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Andrew Hipp | Oct 12, 2019

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Quercus ×ludoviciana is a naturally occurring oak hybrid from southeastern United States, which has flourished and attracted attention in...

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Following a very mild South Carolina winter, many species of plants had begun to break dormancy by mid-March, nearly a month ahead of schedule, setting the table for a potentially disastrous...
Posted Mon, 2017-08-21 19:14 in Ryan Russell's blog
On the advice of a novelist friend of mine, I have been reading Cervantes' Don Quijote. It was recommended for its literary merit ("Flaubert knew the novel by heart before he learnt to read," my...
Posted Fri, 2017-04-07 23:38 in Roderick Cameron's blog
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,...
Posted Sat, 2017-03-25 12:48 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...
Posted Tue, 2017-03-21 16:10 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 Fri, 2017-03-17 14:29 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...
Posted Wed, 2016-12-28 20:39 in IOS Site Administrator'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 Sun, 2016-12-18 18:24 in Charles Snyers'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 Thu, 2016-12-15 19:41 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...
Posted Fri, 2016-10-28 15:31 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...
Posted Thu, 2016-10-27 12:39 in scot sickbert's blog

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