The Naturalist School - Jack Phillips and friends offer many workshops, hikes, and saunters throughout the region. They are partnering on this project as a consultant, providing education for growers and the public.
The Red List of Oaks 2020 - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species is the globally recognized and standardized system for assessing the extinction risk of the world’s plant, animal, and fungal species. Since 2015, The Morton Arboretum has worked in partnership with IUCN, the IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group, and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) to assess, review, contribute to, and facilitate IUCN Red List threat assessments for priority tree species globally.
A Global Conservation Consortium for Oak - This group brings together the world's oak experts, conservationists, and the botanic garden community to ensure that no wild species of oak becomes extinct.
Iowa DNR Forestry - The state Department of Natural Resources Forestry website has many great resources about Iowa's trees.
Oaks are A-Oak-Kay webinar - The Conservation Foundation's webinar about "how you can improve habitats for oaks, which oaks to plant, and what other plants like to live around oaks."
Waubonsie State Park Forest Stewardship Plan - Waubonsie offers the greatest diversity of oak species in Western Iowa and is an excellent place to learn about oak ecology and identification, so most of our workshops are held there. DNR District Forester Lindsey Barney developed this plan to identify "to provide baseline data on the current forest stand conditions while also identifying all known forest health issues that will shape or limit future management options."
Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa- This book by Peter Van Der Linden and Donald Farrar focuses on identification and includes all oaks as well as many other species of trees that grow in Iowa.
Iowa Native Trees and Shrubs- A nursery in Central Iowa that specializes in propagating and growing native plants from locally collected seed. Plants are grown in a patented system of root pruning containers to produce an extremely fibrous root system that ensures a healthy and vigorous plant ready to be successfully transplanted. We will be learning from them about their process with production and sales of native trees.