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Tour of Jen's Farm Maples

Sunday, August 14, 2022
Manchester, Tennessee

On Sunday, August 14, the Maple Society's Southeast Regional Interest Group will meet at Jen’s Farm Maples in middle Tennessee for refreshments, tours of the greenhouses and woods, and purchasing opportunities.

Jen’s Farm Maples is a small family-owned nursery started by Jennifer Tucker in 2001. She is a Board member of The Maple Society and a member of the Southeast Regional Group, who will be teaching us about grafting at our next winter meeting.

For those who will be driving in the day before, Jennifer recommends making reservations at the Holiday Inn Express at 111 Hospitality Drive in Manchester

For those who would like to gather the night before, we will be meeting for a 6:30 dinner at O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar, located at 2367 Hillsboro Blvd. in Manchester, TN.

 

If you have questions, please email southeastregion@maplesocietynorthamerica.org

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

The International Maple Lovers Extravaganza

October 28–30, 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina

Join other maple enthusiasts and professionals from across the world who share a common passion for these fascinating plants.

 

Originally scheduled during 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic, the triennial International Symposium of The Maple Society has been rescheduled to October 28-30, 2022, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

There will be an array of interesting workshops and speakers, covering such topics as collecting maples from the wild, the technical aspects of fall coloration, drone use in microclimate monitoring for long-term conservation, the historical journey of the genus Acer, growing maples from a commercial perspective, and more!

 

Field trips will be taken to horticultural gems including Duke Gardens, JC Raulston Arboretum, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery.

Registration is $450 per person, excluding the hotel; a special hotel rate is available with the Hyatt House in Raleigh-Durham (use the Hyatt House Hotel button to reserve).

SYMPOSIUM HOTEL

Our host hotel is the Hyatt House RDU/Brier Creek, located close to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The Maple Society has negotiated a special rate of $109 per night—not just for the symposium dates, but also for 2 nights pre- and post-conference, should you choose to extend your visit.

OPTIONAL 3-DAY POST-SYMPOSIUM TOUR

October 31 – November 2, 2022

After the Symposium, join us for a separate, 3-day tour of gardens located in and around Asheville, North Carolina. On Monday October 31, participants will board a van or bus (depending on the number of interested parties) which will take us to four different locations, returning to Raleigh by late afternoon on November 2.

 

Cost for this post-symposium tour is $110 per person, excluding meals and hotel. The Maple Society has negotiated a special rate of $89 per night with the Comfort Suites in Asheville (use the below "Comfort Suites Hotel" button to reserve).

 

Gardens we will tour include:

  • Reynolda Gardens in Winston Salem

  • Mr. Maple in East Flat Rock, owned by Tim and Matt Nichols, where we can view and purchase trees from their outstanding collection of maples and other exciting plants

  • Private tour of the outdoor bonsai exhibit at The North Carolina Arboretum, led by Curator Arthur Joura

  • Mountain Meadows Nursery, where owner Michael Balogh specializes in dwarf conifers

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Past Events

 

First annual "maples and meat" garden tour

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Seattle, Washington

Though a small turnout, MSNAB members enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with hosts Wendy and Reesha at their beautifully landscaped yard in Rainier Valley. The weather cooperated by (mostly) holding off the rain and we enjoyed great food and drink while enjoying the varied collection of maples, mostly in pots. Many trees are in part to full shade which really shows off their bright spring colors. They have created a beautiful display for themselves and passersby to enhance their fabulous view of Lake Washington and the Cascade mountains. Plans are in the works for a similar activity later this year.

Garden tour in the Portland area

Saturday, May 7, 2022

3 gardens hosted by
Anton Klemens, Jeff Herbst, and Gene Rozenboom
SW Portland and West Linn, Oregon

We celebrated Mother's Day weekend with a tour of three fabulous gardens, co-sponsored by the American Conifer Society (ACS) and the Maple Society (MSNAB).  Open only to members (what a great reason to join!). 

For descriptions of the gardens, see our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSNAB

Annual General Meeting

Saturday November 20, 2021
via zoom

Maples and Climate Change

Zoom Seminar presented Thursday November 4, 2021
Watch This Space for a Link to the Recorded Presentation

As our planet warms and becomes more variable, temperate forests will experience more frequent false springs and droughts. What do these manifestations of climate change mean for the genus Acer?

This seminar was taught by Jake Grossman, Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College where he teaches courses on ecology, plant biology, and global change biology. His love for the genus Acer was nurtured by a two-year post doctorate fellowship at the Arnold Arboretum where he worked with the Arboretum’s renowned Acer collection.

Click on the below video to watch the recorded seminar:

MAPLE PRUNING WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION

By Dan EVERTS
March 12th, 2022
1PM - 3PM
13613 - 118th Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington

A wonderful opportunity to see incredible trees without foliage. Dan has spent more than 20 years working with many of these specimens and his self-taught aesthetic pruning skills have created some beautiful structures. We saw dozens of mature cultivars that have been groomed for many years.  Dan shared his pruning technique and philosophy while doing a bit of off-season pruning as a demonstration.

The day was further made most enjoyable by a bit of pot-luck with snacks, desserts and beverages for adults and the young-at-heart

Contact Dan:

always.pruning@comcast.net