Joining the Native Tree Society/Eastern Native Tree Society is free
and easy. NTS/ENTS switched in March 2010 from an older style list to a
new Bulletin Board System. New members need to simply sign up
for the new BBS to join the NTS organization. In July of 2011
the overall organization changed its' name from ENTS 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. 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. The BBS address is:
New members and those rejoining will need to
first post message in the New Users Forums, before they can post
in other topics. If you post in other topics first, as a new user,
you message will be sent to a moderation queue and the posts will
not appear until approve until a moderator approves them. After
making this first post, then members can post in any forum under any
of these categories Trip Reports, General Discussions , Western
native Tree Society, or Humanities without problem or moderation.
All posts to the Science forums and the Project forums are moderated
and must be approved before being posted. Please try to post your
comments in the appropriate category.
Under the "New Member Resources" category at the
bottom of the BBS index page is the forum
BBS Administration - How Everything Works In this forum
are a series of discussions explaining how various things function.
The first discussion to read is one entitled
How to Use This BBS . This goes over some of the basics of posting to the group.
Everyone should read it if they are unsure about how a BBS works.
Read it first, then if you want more information click on the FAQ
link on the right side and immediately below the header of the index
page. Under Board Information there also are instructions on
embedding photos into a post. There also are instructions there on
signing up for an RSS feed or a daily digest to have the posts to
the board sent to your desktop or email.
I look forward to seeing everyone on the new
BBS format discussion list.