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Plant Focus

Quercus macdougallii
A rare oak endemic to the Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca

Oak Open Days, Gredington Park and Ness Botanic Gardens. United Kingdom, July 11-12, 2015

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Christopher Carnaghan

Published May 2017 in International Oaks No. 28: 95–104

Introduction

A small but select party of IOS members and friends gathered on a bright but showery day at Gredington Park in North Wales, the home of our hosts (and IOS members) Lloyd and Sally Kenyon, and were struck immediately by the beauty of the site. The house, its formal gardens and park are set in gently hilly country, lying at about 300 ft altitude. The park of some 80 acres was created during the early 19th century from natural oak woodland, as evidenced by a score of fine Q. robur, the native English oak, dating from around 1760, and other mature non-oak native species.

References

Atkinson, T. 2015. Ontario’s Eleven: One Man’s View. International Oaks 26: 57–64.

Avishai, M. 2017. Quercus look Kotschy: a Distinct Mt. Hermon Species. International Oaks 27: 73–88. 

Bean, W.J. 1970. Trees and Shrubs Hardy In the British Isles. 8th Edition. UK: John Murray.

Haddock, S. 2015. UK Oak Open Days 2015. Oak News & Notes 19(2): 9–10.

McAllister, H. 2005. The Genus Sorbus. Moutain Ash and Other Rowans. UK: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.