Tons of great stuff on this blog post.
Gobs of great info about Middle Eastern and other oaks I wasn't familiar with. Gorgeous photos. And some of the smartest things I have read about oaks outside of this blog. For example,
"Many Oaks are both fast growing and an investment that will last for
many centuries... 1
inch of fill during regrading can kill an Oak by suffocating the roots.
Drip irrigation is not recommended. Water more than once a week can
cause chlorosis or kill. Roundup on weeds surrounding an Oak is ok. The
fact that Oaks like to be left alone may also be one of the highest
qualities. They withstand drought and bad soil better than almost any
other tree and on good sites can be very fast growing and extremely long
lived. They add permanence to the landscape... Here are a few of the many types of Oaks that make awesome landscape plants." (Emphasis mine)
I love how he capitalizes Oak! As it should be.