bit of history, David Stahle, Matt Therrell, Will Blozan, Mike
Perlman, and yours truly sat around my kitchen table in Oct
liquid refreshments aplenty, discussing how best to give birth
and stay focused on its mission - which has never changed. We
want to have to acquire assets, worry over schedules,
newsletters, and a
fiddle with a lot of administrative details that would detract
mission. Creating ENTS primarily as an internet based
seemed to be the answer. Matt agreed to put together our
University of Arkansas would be the host.
In terms of history, we had a rendezvous at MTSF in Nov 1998.
was followed by a major rendezvous in MTSF in Oct 2001. In April
and 2003, Cook Forest State Park hosted us. We'll likely return
in 2005. By then Dale will have measured just about everything
sticks up above head height. In terms of other locations, it is
basically up to a local group to sponsor us. Our motto probably
be "Have laser, clinometer, and other sundry items and will
ENTS future expansion could be in the direction of partnerships.
thinking specifically of the Rocky Mountain states courtesy of
Bertolette who is laying the groundwork for WNTS (Western Native
Tree Society). Don has the equipment and expertise.
out there by his lonesome and I suspect the sheer geographical
the region and its remoteness is intimidating. Where to start?
the contributions of all of you, today's ENTS is a much
expanded and more important, potent organization. I like to
we are all equal in the eyes of the trees and each is empowered
on behalf of the organization. In 1996 ENTS was a concept. Today
it is a
Leverett, Aug 04, 2003, November 20, 2003
150 Club Dec 2002
Follow-up September 2011: In July of 2011 the overall organization changed its' name to
the Native Tree Society to reflect a broader geographic membership and
was restructured to reflect this organizational change. The
organization has two formal chapters: the Western Native Tree
Society for those people in western North America, and the Eastern
Native Tree Society covering the eastern United States and Canada.
Members from elsewhere in the world are considered to be members at
large to the NTS. Official membership in NTS is obtained by
joining the NTS BBS at
http://www.ents-bbs.org The single BBS Forum is for all all members of
the Native Tree Society and any member may post in any forum
regardless of their geographic location.