Glasgow Tree Lovers' Society.
Annual General Meeting.
The 2019 AGM was held on 5th March in the Auditorium Room of St Aloysius' Church, Rose Street. The speaker after the AGM was Ewen Donaldson, General Manager of Glasgow Botanic Gardens and his chosen topic was "The Exotic Trees of the GBG Glasshouses", a subject about which the members present were delighted to learn more about. His talk was lavishly illustrated with some 62 photographs.
1. Newlands Park. Thursday, 16th May, 7.00 pm. Meet at NS570607, Carlaverock Road entrance. North side.
2. Dunkeld, Perthshire. Friday, 21st - Sunday, 23rd, June. 2019 being the centenary of the founding of the Forestry Commission it seemed appropriate to visit the heart of Scotland's forestry. The intention is to visit the Birnam oak, the tree trail in the grounds of Dunkeld House Hotel, including the famous larches, the Hermitage, the Loch o' the Lowes, Murthly Estate and, perhaps, Glenalmond Arboretum. Thomas Steuart Fotheringham has kindly given us permission to explore his policies and particularly to seek out the 8 x UK Champion trees (2007)
3. Knightswood Park. Thursday, 4th July, 7.00 pm. Meet at NS530694, Archerhill Road entrance. South side.
Annual Combined Meeting.
Tom Christian, a consultant botanical horticulturalist, formerly a research fellow involved in the International Conifer Conservation Project based at RBGE and now freelance has agreed to talk to ourselves, together with the FoGBG and GNHS on Thursday, 14th November, 2019 in the Bower Building, University Avenue. His topic has yet to be decided.