For Maple Society Members

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Daniel Mosquin, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed 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. 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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  3. 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.
     
  4. emery

    emery Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    The procedure to get access to the private forum was changed a little last year. Now when you ask to join, you will be asked to provide a pass word to the admin. The pass word is located on page 2 current newsletters. So once you receive your first newsletter, you should be good to go to join the private forum.
     
  5. Daniel Mosquin

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  6. AlainK

    AlainK Well-Known Member Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    A screenshot from my screen. The (reduced) page is what I open from my bookmarks:

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