Glasgow Tree Lovers' Society.
Annual General Meeting.
This year’s AGM will be held at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 9th March, 2017 in the boardroom of Mackintosh House Limited, 5 Blythswood Square, G2 4AD, courtesy of Mr Douglas Kinnaird.
The speaker at the presentation afterwards will be Stephen Egan, Group Manager for City Parks & Streetscene Operations and he will talk about some aspects of our city parks.
Society Visits and Talk 2017
1. Rouken Glen Park. Thursday, 18th May. 7.00 pm. Meet at the Garden Centre carpark just off the A727, Rouken Glen Road in the northeast corner of the park (NS 546586). The park was voted Britain’s park of the year for 2017. It possesses some very large conifers within its heavily wooded glen.
2. Southeast Scotland Borders’ Weekend. Saturday/Sunday, 24th/25th June. Two nights in a Kelso hotel. It is hoped to visit estates in Coldstream, Jedburgh and Selkirk as well as Dryburgh Abbey. Many old and venerable trees to be seen, including the Capon tree, one of only two oak trees in Scotland of more than 9 metres girth.
3. Overtoun Park, Rutherglen. Thursday, 6th July. 7.00 pm. Meet at the Rodger Drive entrance at NS 614608. This park is just outwith Glasgow in South Lanarkshire.
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. “Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape”, given by Aljos Farjon. Thursday, 23rd November. 7.30 pm. In the Bower Building of Glasgow University, University Avenue. A combined meeting with the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Glasgow Natural History Society. The Gardens this year celebrate the bicentenary of their establishment and this annual talk is part of that celebration. Aljos Farjon of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, is a conifer specialist of international repute who has written some 11 books and many papers on conifers. He has turned has attention to the ancient oaks of England and has written a book about the subject with the same title as the lecture. Copies will be on sale after the presentation. GTLS publications will also be available.