Welcome to Tree Matters
The Website for The Dendrologist
Hon. Secretary, The Dendrologist, PO Box 341, Chesham, Bucks HP5 2RD
Cessation of quarterly publication.
The Dendrologist was not a society and had no viewpoints of its own as the purpose of the volunteers who researched, wrote and produced this quarterly newsletter for 30 years, was to support all those who shared their interest in trees and woodlands. However in February 2013 a final circulation was made in which, all those who paid their subscription by Standing Orders, were asked to immediately cancel these and all subscribers were offered a refund for unsupplied issues or to pay a supplement to bring the remainder of their subscription up to £7.50 in order to receive 'A Dendrologist's Handbook's to be published in February 2014 as the final publication and to support the continuation of this website.
The February 2013 document analysed the changes over the last 30 years like the exponential rise in the number of charities since the alteration to charity laws, the influences that has led to a marked decrease in the local groups of all sorts including tree groups and the decline of influence of ordinary people on their local environment. The last is directly linked to political parties, as despite their tiny membership, (less, even if all totalled together, than for example the membership of the RSPB) it has become virtually impossible for people to be elected as a councillor without being a member of a party and this has greatly disrupted more representative local democracy. The assessment of this document extended into the influence of grants and tax allowances on the growing lack of influence of ordinary people on matters that affect them including the trees and woodlands around them. There was also an examination of the possibilities for tree interested people to develop both their knowledge and enjoyment of trees and what could be done if more came together in local tree groups and clubs. A copy of this document is available free of charge from The Dendrologist on receipt of a SAE (stamped addressed envelope.)
This website will continue in the hope of encouraging tree interested people to develop their interests fully and help, where they are able, others to do so too. Local groups' events for the Diary page, as well introductory tree identification courses are important for this website to support tree enthusiasts.
Please note the articles and items published in The Dendrologist for the last 19 years are indexed here. These issues can be ordered from stock or, if no longer available, photocopied to order.
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