• Annual BBQSeptember 16th, 2017
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BBQ Reminder + Event Announcement

Hello Members! Just one week to go until our great annual BBQ, coming up Sat Sep 16th. Click link for details. Register in advance for a chance at a great prize. ANOTHER GREAT BGWA EVENT coming up: you will want to keep the afternoon of Sat Oct 14th open for a special event featuring Doug Larson… well known for his work discovering of the ancient forests of the Niagara Escarpment PLUS another distinguished guest speaker PLUS a screening of a feature documentary. Further details will be revealed at the BBQ, then released online in the week following and in the newsletter toward the end of the month.

OMNRF Forest Health Conditions Report Released

The most recent forest health conditions report is now available! Compiling this report is a team effort by Biodiversity and Monitoring Section’s forest health monitoring crew, who work with other MNRF staff and external partners to keep tabs on what’s bugging Ontario’s forests. Highlights from 2016: Continue reading

Sep 16 BBQ – details & sign-up

The BGWA BBQ, our annual social event, will take place Saturday September 16, rain-or-shine, 10AM-2PM, at the picnic pavilion on the GSCA headquarters property off Inglis Falls Road, this year featuring a fascinating guided tour of the nearby spawning channels on the Sydenham River. Continue reading

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.Read full story on Science Daily.

Tree-Killing Pests Head North

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Dutch Elm Disease, now common in south-central Ontario are on the move northward. See these recent articles:

“Call of the Forest” movie on TVO this Wednesday

If you missed BGWA’s screening of Call of the Forest in January, or maybe you would like to see it again or share this important Canadian movie with friends or family, it will be shown on TVO this Wednesday at 9PM. For movie promo and trailer see http://www.calloftheforest.ca

Treevia event- postponed

In the last newsletter, we listed an inaugural “Treevia” night event for August 19. With so many summer activities going on this month, we thought it best to postpone an indoor event like this to sometime in winter. Be sure to save Sat Sep 16, which is our annual members’ BBQ. And watch the BGWA web site for details on our Oct 14 event featuring film (sneak preview: film trailer) and eminent guest speakers.