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!
To enhance knowledge and appreciation of maples as a species and as part of our ornamental landscape.
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
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.
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.
AND BOARD MEMBERS
Raleigh, North Carolina