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The oak tree in Skjomendalen © Gerhard Sørensen-Fuglem and Cecilia Piccirilli Bjerkeset
An oak grows north of the Arctic Circle in Norway
Website Editor | Aug 14, 2023
Unusual symptoms linked to phytoplasma infection in Quercus humboldtiii, Colombia © Eric Boa
Symptoms linked to phytoplasma infection found in Quercus...
Website Editor | Aug 06, 2023
Different names are being used for one species.
Website Editor | Jun 20, 2023

Plant Focus

A small but mature Alabama sandstone oak producing acorns © Patrick Thompson
A Critically Endangered dwarf oak 

Mission & Goals


To further the study, sustainable management, conservation, appreciation of oaks (genus Quercus) and their ecosystems, and to disseminate knowledge about oaks and their habitat to the public


  • To advance the state of scientific knowledge and taxonomy of oaks and oakland ecology
  • To foster communication among members via the website, newsletters, a journal, social media, other mailings, and periodic meetings
  • To support the active conservation of threatened oaks through fundraising and by providing grants to promote research and education about these species and their habitats
  • To promote the utilization of oaks and the study, development, naming, and distribution of superior cultivars and cultivar groups for horticultural use
  • To serve as a registrar authority for oak cultivars
  • To promote the preservation, display, and interpretation of oak-related traditions, art, and lore
  • To facilitate the location and distribution of ethically sourced living material for the propagation of oaks and to promote successful techniques for oak culture and management
  • To encourage, recognize, and honor outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations, members and non-members, in advancing these goals of the International Oak Society


Updated August 23, 2023