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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!

Membership is open to any individual, organization, professional grower or retailer, collector, enthusiast or researcher with an interest in the purposes of the International Maple Society North American Branch. Branch membership fees ALSO include membership in the International Maple Society, providing you with both local and global benefits!


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For those who prefer to pay by check, click this button for a downloadable form.


  • Discounts at nurseries and other maple resellers.

  • Local educational events and classes (currently being held via Zoom).

  • Private tours of local gardens and nurseries.

  • Access to local experts.

  • Local social get-togethers and networking.

  • Regional meetings.

  • The ability to shape the organization through your vote(s).

  • The opportunity to place an ad about your business in the newsletter (depending on your membership level).


  • A high quality, full color, quarterly newsletter. Articles include: the latest on the Society activities, news on the latest cultivar introductions, scientific discoveries about species, conservation news, and much more (includes access to over 30 years of newsletters in our archive).

  • An opportunity to participate in the Society’s vaunted Seed Exchange program, which lets you grow difficult to find Japanese Maples and other maple seeds.

  • Access to the Society’s unmatched cultivar database, which includes nearly 4,000 Japanese Maple cultivars and many species maple cultivars.

  • Opportunities to join exclusive international events, which tour the great gardens and nurseries of the world with expert guides.

  • Access to international language-local Zoom classes, held in English, French and Spanish (including access to previously recorded events).

  • Tri-annual International Symposiums.

  • Access to global expert advice via “Ask the Maple Society.”

  • Access to the Maple Society’s private Members Forum.

  • The possibility of blogging about your maples on the international site.

  • An opt-in list of members willing to share their gardens with you, or just get together to talk about maples!

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