For Maple Society Members

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If you are a member in good standing with The Maple Society, you can sign up for "The Maple Society" usergroup. This gives you access to a private forum where participation is reserved for Maple Society members.

    How to Join the Maple Society: Fill out one of the forms on the Maple Society website

    How to Sign Up for the Maple Society forums usergroup:

    • Click on your name in the upper right corner. A pop-up will appear.
    • In the pop-up, select "Join User Groups". This will take you to a new page.
    • On the new page, beside Maple Society, select Join Usergroup. You will get another pop-up that asks you to fill in information.
    • Fill in your request to join the group with your full name so that it can be cross-referenced against the membership list and click on "Send Request". Only forum moderators and administrators can see this information (and you can remove it after your membership has been confirmed, if you like).
    • If you haven't been approved after a day or two, post a quick note on the maple open forums that a request was made and it will be handled quickly.

    Once you've been approved, a new forum will be available to you: Maple Society (Private), where you can discuss topics of interest to Maple Society members only; this includes things such as The Maple Society symposia and conferences, articles from the Maple Society newsletter and so on.

    You will also receive a Maple Society banner below your username and title in all postings.
     
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  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    so how about some info on how to become a member of the Maple society Daniel? For those of us who HATE to be left out of anything...
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Added it. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  4. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Daniel:

    I think before we can enlist people to join the
    Maple Society we may want to tell the viewers
    what the benefits are of being a member. As
    you know I have asked in the recent past what
    those benefits are.

    Is the Maple Society open for everyone that
    wishes to become a member? A general idea
    might be helpful as to who all are members
    of the Society and are there current members
    reasonably available for online contact?

    What periodicals are published by the Society
    and how often can we expect to receive them?
    Are there back issues available that can be
    purchased?

    Are there any special projects currently being
    worked on such as producing a photo-book
    accompaniment for our current books on
    Maples? Is there a committee working on the
    identification of Maples? Is there a means
    through the Society to register a new Maple
    cultivar and what are the guidelines in order
    to register a Maple.

    Is there a current Maple or a seed source
    directory?

    Are the membership dues concurrent or
    retroactive?

    In the California Rare Fruit Growers we have
    regional meetings, whereby members in close
    geographic locales (Chapters) can get together
    for a weekend day about once every 2 months
    and "shoot the breeze" about our Citrus, Guavas,
    Tropical Bananas, Cherimoyas, Jujubes to name
    a few of the plants that fellow members grow.
    Does the Maple Society have such regional
    meetings or similar type "local" get-togethers
    scheduled or currently set up at this time?

    Just a few, quick questions that may help in
    giving some of us a better understanding of
    the Maple Society.

    Jim
     
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    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    and what are the answers to these questions ?
     
  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Andre,

    Thanks for the reminder. I'll forward this to someone who can tackle them.

    Daniel
     
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    Andre Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Do you know when ?
     
  8. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It was forwarded immediately after I posted. I'll reprod them.
     
  9. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Membership is very roughly 10% nursery professionals, 5% botanic garden types, 5% libraries and the rest admirers/collectors. I believe these numbers are the same for both the North American Branch of the Maple Society (NABMS) and the parent society. A good number of the NABMS members frequent this forum.

    The quarterly Maple Society Newsletter is the only periodical published by the society. It is published in the UK and has articles and news written by members both from there and North America. Back issues are available.

    I am unaware of any special projects. Individual institutions with significant maple collections are always interested in identification and will often make extra efforts to provide this service to the public. Acer palmatum cultivars are far too numerous, however, and more the purview of commercial and specialist growers, who may or may not be inclined to provide such a service without some return on their informational investment (most growers I know will provide this service to their regular customers). Westonbirt is poised to become the international cultivar registrar. We are expecting an article on this subject to appear in the Newsletter in the not too distant future.

    There is not currently an international Maple Society seed exchange, however, there are certainly enough American enthusiasts for one to start. From my point of view (and a number of others on the NABMS executive who are also botanical garden-employed), the society should not sanction international exchanges that violate plant import/export regulations.

    Contact the membership secretary for information.

    The North American Branch of the Maple Society has a yearly meeting somewhere on the continent. Last year it was near Chicago, the year before in California, the year before that in North Carolina. This year, the meeting will be held (along with the International Maple Symposium) in Vancouver, BC. We are a young society and regional chapters have not yet emerged, but I'm sure that will happen eventually.
     
  10. NJACER

    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    What is the typical amount of time for a Maple Society membership to be processed? I send in an application over three weeks ago and have not had a response yet. I also applied to the Maple Society Forum and that has not been approved. Any assistance you can offer would be appreciated.

    Ed
     
  11. Laurie

    Laurie Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ed, by way of private message, I will forward to you two email addresses so that you can address this issue. If you are interested in attending the annual meeting at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia on October 12-14, you can register now regardless, if you would like.
     
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    NJACER Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks Laurie
     
  13. hortfreak

    hortfreak Active Member Maple Society

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    I requested access to the maple forum (as a MS NAB member) several days ago and have had no response. I would appreciate any assistance that you can provide. Thanks.
     
  14. alex66

    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hallo! I'm a member of the Maple Society(in the 13/02/2007) please assistance!Tanks alex66
     
  15. richardbeasley@comcast.net

    richardbeasley@comcast.net Active Member Maple Society

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    Alex when you get some assistance would you please tell them to send me a newletter as well, so is it hot and dry in Roma today? How are the trees doing did you find those bags? I am sending you the phone number of the editor for the newsletter in Gloster and his email.
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Richard tanks for your reply today in Rome dry and hot wind last day of rain 08/06/2007!!more one mounths no rain ;I not find bags(sig!)grazie for number
     
  17. pensylvaticum

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    Hello Daniel
    I just joined the Maple Society, which I should have done years ago but now I have not all my information yet. I will wait of course, but can you tell me what I would need for access to the forum.
    Thank You.
    P
     
  18. alex66

    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Pensy welcome!please send a pics of acer Pensylvanicum in the wild(if you have)is one my prefer....
    ciao
     
  19. pensylvaticum

    pensylvaticum Active Member

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    Thanks Alex,
    I do not have any pictures of the mug, it broke the camera, but I will have some of my trees soon which I am hoping to do, but some are still small to give you a true impression so I won't bore people with those yet. Ike knocked the power out so I have no internet access so I am on public library computer, so sorry my reply is short and quick.
    Best Wishes.
    P
    Acer pensylvanicum is native to this area, but I have not found one yet, will let you know if I do-plenty of woodland, but elusive.
     
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    campbtl Member Maple Society

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    Hi there--I joined the maple society at the beginning of the year, and changed my group membership to reflect that, but I've never seen the private maple society linc. Did I not get it right, or was I missed? Or are folks not posting to that forum these days?
     
  21. maf

    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Hi. No new posts in that area since December. If you have been approved by admin you should be able to see it as the 4th sub-forum down at the top of the General Maple Discussion page, underneath Maple Resources. (You have to be logged in to see it.)
     
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    campbtl Member Maple Society

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    Thanks--got it now.
     
  23. MrMaple

    MrMaple Member Maple Society

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    I requested to be a Maple Society member about a week ago. Just sending a reminder as stated above. Thanks

    Matt Nichols
     
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    Jaybee63 Active Member Maple Society

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    I joined the Maple society at the Gardeners world live event and applied here on the 21st of June for membership of the Maple society user group but have not heard back.
     
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    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Sorry for the delay, I don't get notifications for this, so if I don't check manually I don't see attempts to join the usergroup.
     

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