Notice posted on the International Oak Society website

Apr 7, 2016

By James MacEwen.

It is with great sadness that I share with IOS members the news that Michael Heathcoat Amory died on the 24th of February.

His passion for oaks was made manifest in his arboretum at Chevithorne Barton, which will be enjoyed by many future generations. He contributed generously to acorn-collecting expeditions that enhanced other arboreta as well as his own.

He was proud of his involvement and support for the IOS and their support for his collection, often welcoming IOS members at Chevithorne and hosting an Oak Open Day in 2011.

A remarkable man whose legacy is one of the great oak collections in the world.

Picture: Michael Heathcoat Amory receiving the Lifetime Service Award from the President of The International Oak Society, Béatrice Chassé at The internanational Oak Society Conference, Bordeaux 2012.