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A documentary inspired by a painting of an oak in Israel.
Ezra Barnea | Oct 10, 2020
Oaks have been featured in several operas. Here is a list...
Roderick Cameron | Oct 09, 2020
One of the world's leading oak collections is located in...
Francisco Garin Garcia | Oct 01, 2020

Plant Focus

A guest post by Matt Candeias, host of the In Defense of Plants podcast and blog


Across the River Tay from Dunkeld, within easy walking distance, are two oaks with connections to the arts.
Posted Wed, 2016-06-08 16:13 in Shaun Haddock's blog
Dan Keiser's documentary covering his 20 years of traveling with the International Oak Society, "Quercophiles Abroad", premiered at the 8th International Oak Conference workshops. 
Posted Wed, 2016-06-08 11:13 in Dan Keiser's blog
I went out to New Zealand to join the local members of the International Dendrology Society holding their AGM and combining this with the 100th birthday of Bob Berry
Posted Tue, 2016-06-07 22:59 in Harriet Tupper's blog
Grigadale Arboretum in Argentina has taken a first step in making the species list of its oaks available online.
Posted Mon, 2016-04-04 18:02 in Roderick Cameron's blog
A 900-year old oak tree doesn’t sound like the sort of thing you could keep hidden for any length of time (let alone centuries), but it seems that the English have pulled off the trick.
Posted Sun, 2016-04-03 15:44 in Roderick Cameron's blog
Quercus baloot is a drought-tolerant oak found in the drier valleys not only in Afghanistan, but also in the north of what is now Pakistan and into Kashmir; by and large it evaded introduction...
Posted Sat, 2016-04-02 19:55 in Shaun Haddock's blog
It is with great sadness that I share with IOS members the news that Michael Heathcoat Amory died on the 24th of February.
Posted Sat, 2016-04-02 19:00 in James MacEwen's blog
A hybrid selected at Trompenburg Arboretum has parents that are oceans apart, yet closely related.
Posted Fri, 2016-04-01 18:23 in Gert Fortgens's blog
The IOS has been invited to view the collections of two of our members in Ireland: that of Sir Brendan Parsons, the Earl of Rosse, at Birr Castle; and that of Johnny Couchman, near Carlow. There...
Posted Thu, 2016-03-31 14:38 in Gert Fortgens's blog
Dan Keiser will be showing his IOS documentary, covering 20 years of traveling with the Oak Society, in New Richmond, Wisconsin on the 21st of February. 
Posted Mon, 2016-02-15 12:03 in Charles Snyers's blog
In some oak databases one can find a few oak names described by a certain Hansen. And in every instance there is no link to a publication whatsoever... 
Posted Sun, 2016-02-14 15:05 in Patrick Vereecke's blog
What connection could there possibly be between oaks and world cup rugby?
Posted Wed, 2015-12-02 21:33 in Roderick Cameron's blog


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