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Big thanks to Meghan Midgely, Savannah Henderson, Jorge Jaime-Rivera, Abigail Leeper, Marvin Lo, Karina Orozco, and Brendon Reidy for helping sterilize the research fridge last week and also to Sean Hoban, Austin Koontz, and Jorge Jaime-Rivera for helping with the pole pruning. Emily is really excited to start collecting acorns and germinating them in a few weeks! Below are more pictures taken during preparatory field work:
This trip was part of a larger project led by the Hoban Lab and funded by the U.S. Botanic Garden focused on quantifying and accounting for hybridization of oak species in botanical gardens. This project will be able to provide recommendations for developing oak metacollection sites to GCCO partners. It was amazing to chat with Guy Sternberg, an oak expert, and explore a new arboretum.