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Editor's Picks

Michael Eason hiking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to observe Washingtonia filifera in situ
Currently at San Antonio Botanic Garden, Michael's work has...
Amy Byrne | Feb 15, 2023
An exhibition that beautifully depicts and locates oaks
Roderick Cameron | Feb 09, 2023
Burke Oak Collection at New York Botanical Garden
The Coleman and Susan Burke Oak Collection at The New York...
Todd Forrest | Feb 08, 2023

Plant Focus

Quercus xjackiana acorns
The hybrid of Q. alba and Q. bicolor

GCCO Newsletter Published


The Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO) sent out their first quarterly newsletter in late July. The newsletter provides updates on current GCCO activities and shares funding opportunities, publications, and upcoming events. This first issue covers the GCCO US region kick-off meeting that was held online on May 28–29, as well as, sub-regional updates from institutions in the Eastern U.S., Texas and the Southwest, and Western U.S.  You can view the newsletter here.

The GCCO was launched in December 2019; led by The Morton Arboretum, in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the GCCO aims to mobilize a network of institutions and experts to work collaboratively in order to develop and implement a comprehensive conservation strategy that prevents the extinction of the world’s oak species. It was formed to deliver integrated conservation of oak species through practical ex-situ (in cultivation) and in-situ (in the wild) conservation and to disseminate species recovery knowledge.  For more information, visit the GCCO webpage here.

If you are interested in reading the first issue and receiving updates on the GCCO, subscribe to the newsletter here.