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A documentary inspired by a painting of an oak in Israel.
Ezra Barnea | Oct 10, 2020
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Plant Focus

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

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Oaks in Opera

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Oaks have been featured in several operas. Here is a list of what we found.

Quercus ×vilmoriniana Follow-Up

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Feedback on the Hybrid Highlight on Quercus ×vilmoriniana

Oaks Hold the Keys to Understanding Ancient Rome

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Two papers report on research that use oak tree-rings to understand aspects of Ancient Rome.

A Day Seized in Belize

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A stopover in Belize allowed me a day of driving through a natural reserve where I was able to spot about half of the 11 oaks reported to grow in Belize.

Rare Mexican Oak Pops Up in Palmerston North

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A volunteer seedling in Massey University campus in New Zealand turns out to be a rare Mexican oak.

Origin of Quercus look at Bartlett Tree

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An exchange of emails in April this year discussed the origin of the champion specimen of Quercus look in the US.

Humboldt Oaks in the Mist

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In November 2018 I had a long layover in Bogotá and had enough time for a quick visit to Parque Natural Chicaque, about an hour’s drive from the airport.

Two Sides of the Same Coin - a Continent Apart

The visit to Apple Park and the oak plantation there, during the first Post-Conference Tour, brought to mind another place I had written about previously in this blog.

Variation in Quercus humboldtii Acorns

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On a recent trip to Bogotá, Colombia I was able to collect acorns from several Quercus humboldtii growing as street trees.

A Hybrid with a Twist

This year I harvested acorns in Grigadale Arboretum rather late in the season (April), at a stage when most species had dropped them. As trees are planted quite close together, in some cases I had to distinguish acorns based on their shape in order to collect from a particular tree rather than its neighbor. When it came to Quercus ×kewensis, there was a mass of acorns on the ground, many from several neighboring Q. cerris. I found that I could pick out the Q. ×kewensis because of their odd shape. 

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