The series comprises 1 bound volume containing a sequence of handwritten entries and typed, pasted entries which together furnish an account of the minutes of the committee of the Isle of Man Arboricultural Society.
In effect, the minutes detail the activities undertaken by the committee in order to realise the Society's core objective, namely, ' the encouragement and promotion of tree-planting in all its branches, and the dissemination of knowledge in connection therewith '. The earliest minuted meeting in the volume, 24 Nov 1896, dates from the appointment of the Society's first committee and runs through until 23 Mar 1907.
Activities evidenced in the minutes include but are not limited to: the appointment of General Committee and Sub-committee members including the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor; the undertaking of surveys and the issuing of reports in relation to the Island's forestry stocks; the development and ongoing maintenance of proposed Society forestry plantations; the administration of initiatives promoting tree-planting amongst Manx land-owners; and the administration of Society subscriptions and grant monies.
The volume also includes the following loose enclosure: a reprint of an article, entitled ' Tree Planting in the Isle of Man ', dating from 17 Jan 1903.