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It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak...
Shaun Haddock | Dec 15, 2018
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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in...
Charles Snyers | Dec 02, 2018
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This blog entry focuses on the Engelmann oak grove at Los...
Charles Snyers | Dec 15, 2018

Plant Focus

For this Species Spotlight we train our follow spot on an oak that is quite a star of the quercine scene: Quercus hypoleucoides (stage name...

The Oak Societies

It may surprise you to learn that we are not the first Oak Society! Another Oak Society used to meet at the Crown and Anchor pub on the Strand in London.

Focus on Engelmann Oak

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This blog entry focuses on the Engelmann oak grove at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

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I was invited to participate in a meeting organized by the Oak Union in China in Tancheng, Shandong Province from 5th Nov to 7th November, 2018. From the invitation letter I learnt that the Oak Union in China is a non-profit organization established three years ago in Jizhou, Hebei Province (near Beijing) by a group of oak growers. They organize a formal meeting each year, this being the third. In the high speed train station in Beijing I met a retired professor, Prof. Huoran Wang from the Chinese Academy of Forestry, and his wife, who were also invited to give a talk at the conference.

Oaks in San Luis Obispo County

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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in San Luis Obispo County. The tree of that leg of our trip was clearly Quercus agrifolia from the champion Ancestor tree at the Halter Ranch Winery to the pygmy trees of the Elfin Forest in Morro Bay.

Cork Wars, Wine Corks, and Kiwi Quercus News

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Three oak-related news items have been brought to my attention lately...

2018 IOS Service Awards

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As is tradition every Triennial Conference, IOS Service Awards were presented at the 2018 Conference Gala Dinner, held on this occasion at the Sacramento Library Galleria. 

UC Davis Delivers Outstanding Conference

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The 9th International Oak Society Conference held at UC Davis last October was probably the most ambitious IOS Conference to date—and it was a memorable success.

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