What the Society Does
The International Dendrology Society:
- Organises tours, all over the world, visiting arboreta and gardens, including botanical and private collections, and to see trees growing in their natural habitats
- Organises one to two day study periods covering subjects of interest to members, and occasional longer symposia
- Provides Bursaries for students to study dendrology in countries they would not normally have the opportunity to visit
- Produces a Yearbook for its members covering the Society's activities and annual tours, as well as specialist articles and book reviews
- Provides a Newsletter for members twice yearly.
- Provides information for the Society's membership through its dedicated Website
- Distributes legally collected seeds from the wild and cultivation
- Alerts the relevant authorities in countries where arboreta or natural plant resources are under threat from development
- Publishes the website Trees and Shrubs Online, which incorporates New Trees and Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles.
This is achieved through:
- The Charity Trustees, meeting three times a year.
- A Council of Members representing countries throughout the world, meeting three times a year
- A Scientific and Education Committee responsible for organising study periods, making recommendations for grants and bursaries, and supervising publications
- A Tours Committee responsible for visits world-wide to places of special interest to members, issuing an E-Newsletter four times a year
- An Annual General Meeting (held in the UK every second year) linked to a social event or tour
- A cocktail party held in May each year in London at the time of the Chelsea Flower Show, and other social events from time to time in other countries
- Contacts with the 1,600 members from some 50 countries, many countries having a Vice President who is ex officio on Council