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Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group
The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is...
Kathryn Hurr | Jun 10, 2020
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Remembering John Fairey, legendary plantsman and founder of...
Adam Black | May 21, 2020
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An intercontinental artificial hybrid raised at Arboretum...
Roderick Cameron | Apr 12, 2020

Plant Focus

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Quercus stenophylloides is a medium-sized evergreen oak (15–18 m tall) restricted to central and northern Taiwan.

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Oak Trials in New Zealand

Seedlings examined by Oak Interest Group

The Oak Action Group of Farm Forestry New Zealand is planning to establish American Red Oak Timber Trial Blocks.

Illustrated Oaks of the World

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David More shares some of his magnificent illustrations of oaks, part of a work-​​in-progress.

Oaks Hold the Keys to Understanding Ancient Rome

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Two papers report on research that use oak tree-rings to understand aspects of Ancient Rome.

Book Review: The Bench Grafter's Handbook

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A new book provides a comprehensive guide to the skills and knowledge involved in grafting temperate woody plants.

#Oaktober Readings

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During the month of October, I am posting daily tweets referring to readings related to Quercus. These readings comprise 31 papers that have been important to my thinking on the origins, maintenance and implications of oak diversity. Because they are only 31, many important references have been missed, even papers by whole research groups who have influenced my thinking. The references are being posted chronologically, so if someone follows for the month, they get a sort-of-historical and somewhat idiosyncratic view of oak diversity research.

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A brief survey of notable oaks at Anlaby, currently the largest collection of National Trust registered heritage trees in one location under private ownership in Australia.

IOS-member Teodoro Marañón has sent me links to a special issue of the Spanish journal "Ecosistemas" (Ecosystems) that he has co-edited.

A visit to Gredington

A visit to the collection of IOS members Sally and Lloyd Kenyon.

Arboretum de la Chabotte

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A visit to the collections of Daniel Dumont, an Oak Open Day in Belgium.

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