Glasgow Tree Lovers' Society.
Annual General Meeting.
This year’s AGM, which was to be held at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 9th March, 2018 in the boardroom of Mackintosh House Limited, 5 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD, has been postponed owing to the adverse weather conditions.
The speakers this year at the presentation afterwards will be Mrs Pauline Fletcher, Community Initiatives Manager of Southside Housing Association and Mrs Gaye McKay, Senior Flood Risk Officer of Glasgow City Council. They will give a talk entitled “The Development of the Halfway Community Park”.
Society Visits and Talk 2018
1. Pollok Country Park. Thursday, 17th May. 7.00 pm.
Meet at Pollok House carpark (NS547619). This is Glasgow’s biggest park and possesses a lot of trees. We visited the Woodland Garden in 2007 and so this area will be omitted. Sir John Stirling Maxwell, whose daughter gave the estate to the city, played a key role in the founding of the Forestry Commission in 1919 and was its chairman from 1929 – 1932. He was Honorary President of GTLS from 1946 – 1955.
2. Saltoun Hall, east of Pencaitland, East Lothian. Saturday, 23rd June.
The 19th century designed landscape contains woodland walks and many interesting trees. Gregor Robertson, who lives there, has kindly invited us over and hopes to arrange for a local tree enthusiast to show us some of Haddington’s trees in the afternoon.
3. Ruchill Park. Thursday, 5th July. 7.00 pm.
Meet at the northwest entrance on Bilsland Drive (NS578683). The hillock at the top of the park provides one of the finest panoramic views of the city from the north. The park also contains some trees!
Any member or friend wishing to attend any of the above events is requested to contact Bob Gray on 0141 339 9802.
4. Annual Talk. Thursday, 8th November. 7.30 pm.
Syd House has agreed to speak to a joint meeting of ourselves, Glasgow Natural History Society and Friends of the Botanic Gardens on Thursday 8th November at 7.30, hopefully as usual in the Bower building of Glasgow University in University Avenue. His talk will be entitled: 'The adventures of three Perthshire plant hunters in the Pacific northwest: Archibald Menzies, David Douglas and John Jeffrey'.
Syd worked for the Forestry Commission from 1978 to 2016 as a forester in a number of managerial positions including as conservator for the Perth & Argyll Conservancy. He has been an established travel writer since 1991 and has written amongst other titles ‘The Tree Collector: The Life & Explorations of David Douglas’. He won the Sir Peter Kent conservation book prize in 1992.