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Carlos collecting Quercus ×alentejana (Q. faginea × Q. pyrenaica) in northeastern Portugal for his PhD thesis © Carlos Vila-Viçosa
An interview with Portuguese oak conservationist Dr. Carlos...
Amy Byrne | Apr 19, 2024
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It was a great pleasure for me to be able to write about my...
Gert Fortgens | Feb 15, 2024

Plant Focus

Quercus crassipes acorns with inrolled cupule margin
One of the more well-known Mexican oaks in cultivation.

Béatrice Chassé's blog

Arboretum des Pouyouleix in Arnoldia

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.

This year a great number of species are producing acorns for the first time. 

Website for the Arboretum des Pouyouleix

The Arboretum des Pouyouleix (the French National Collection for the genus Quercus) now has a website. Many parts are still under construction, notably the accessions list. Comments and suggestions are welcome! (arboretumpouyouleix.com)

 

 

A Year of Spectacular Growth

Q. crassifolia Bonpl. puts on record growth in Arboretum des Pouyouleix

13,000-year-old Quercus palmeri Discovered

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Jurupa Hills oak may be California's oldest plant

Researchers from UC Davis and UC Riverside say the 75-foot-wide Palmer's oak shrub has lived about 13,000 years despite inhospitable surroundings, regenerating itself with new shoots.

Jurupa oak

2009-2012 New Board, Officers and Committees

Officers

President : Béatrice Chassé
Vice-Président : Charles Snyers d’Attenhoven
Secretary : Jim Hitz
Treasurer : Bill Hess


Directors

 

Membership Director : Rudy Light

RECUERDOS - Mexican memories - Add yours !

If you participated in the International Oak Society's 6th Triennial Conference in Puebla, you probably have fond memories, interesting ideas and helpful suggestions to share with fellow members. If you could not participate in the Conference, read on ! It will convince you that you should not miss the next : 2012, France !