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aBOUT

Founded in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and expanded to the United States in 2002, we are an international community of maple enthusiasts, encompassing both experts and amateurs alike from around the world.

 

Our members enjoy what maples, and especially Japanese maples, bring to their landscape and gardens. We get together for social and educational events, publish a quarterly newsletter, and donate to conservation projects for maples.

 

Become a member of The Maple Society and enhance your enjoyment, knowledge, and conservation of this magnificent species!

 

Our Mission

To enhance knowledge and appreciation of maples as a species and as part of our ornamental landscape.

Our Goals

  • To encourage the cultivation, propagation, and conservation of maples

  • To preserve maple diversity

  • To clarify cultivar identities

  • To discover and share knowledge about maple botany, culture, and use

  • To enable members to learn from and communicate with each other

  • To encourage the joy of community among those with a growing passion for maples

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ENJOY

The Maple Society encompasses gardening passion at every level—from those who grow a few ornamental maples in containers, gardening enthusiasts, Japanese maple collectors, and bonsai practitioners, to owners of display gardens and arboretums, and members of the scientific community.

Whether you’ve only just discovered how amazing the Acer genus can be, or you’re someone whose passion has been growing for years, The Maple Society will encourage your passion, inspire your garden, enlighten your mind, and delight your tree-loving spirit.

 
 

LEARN

Over 120 species of maple grow wild throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. No other tree genus offers the diversity and scope found among its numerous species and cultivars. The variations in size, form, bark, foliage, flowers, and autumnal colors are abundant and breathtakingly profound.

 

As one of the foundational missions of The Maple Society, we are passionate about increasing the public’s awareness of maples. We welcome discussion, promote education, and share information via an informative quarterly newsletter, local garden tours, online talks by guest speakers, regular meetings, and an international symposium.

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JOIN

Are you passionate about trees and gardening and ready to learn more about the remarkable maple?

 

Join The Maple Society for a wealth of great benefits and opportunities to meet others who share a similar passion and admiration of all things Acer!

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CURRENT OFFICERS
AND BOARD MEMBERS

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Bill Hibler

President

Seattle, Washington

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Robin Gardner

Vice President

Tsawwassen, British Columbia

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Marielle Eykemans

Secretary / Treasurer

Pt. Angeles, Washington

Michael Cook

Board Member

Sylvania, Ohio

Tim  Nichols

Board Member

East Flat Rock, North Carolina

Lynn Swanson

Board Member

Raleigh, North Carolina

Alan Tabler

Board Member

Sandy, Oregon

Jennifer Tucker

Board Member

Manchester, Tennessee

Renata Cathou

Board Member

Lexington, Massachusetts