One of the advantages of joining the Maple Society is the quarterly newsletters. Before joining, I was under the impression that much of this would be "over the head" of the more casual maple enthusiast like myself. I was incorrect: There is plenty to enjoy for maple fans from a variety of backgrounds, including beginners. Here is a sample of the latest table of contents: The Weeping Acer Siebodlianum 'Seki-no-kegon' Growing Japanese maples as bonsai Japanese Maples 4th edition book review Acer maximowiczianum Miquel (1867): Nikko Maple News From the North American Branch The Maple Society North American Branch present the 2010 Conference Maples and Gardens Texas Style Threatened maple conservation Winter Grafting maples - learning from the experts If you have been on the fence about joining - jump over to the correct side. It's a lot of fun here!