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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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Roderick Cameron | Apr 13, 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.

An Outstanding Silent Auction at Las Cruces

The 3rd IOS Silent Auction was another huge success. We had a record number of donated items including oak seedlings, books, T-shirts, artwork, handmade products from oak wood, and many more. A sincere thanks to everyone who donated items; we could not have done this without your help. We also raised a record amount of money from this auction, coming in at $3,133. This should allow us to sponsor even more student attendees for the 11th IOS Conference in 2025. We were able to sponsor five students to attend the Las Cruces Conference.

Silent Auction with bidders
Silent Auction items in the lobby at the Las Cruces Convention Center

A special thanks to the Doña Ana County Master Gardeners, led by Jeff Anderson, who helped set up the auction and take payments. Start thinking about items you can donate to the next IOS Conference!

Biddin gon items in the silent auction
Bidding on Silent Auction items was intense!

Photos © Ryan Russell