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Members’ input sought for FSC forest audit of EOFG

The EOFG is a not-for-profit organization focused on initiatives that support healthy and diverse forests within Ontario. The following are the key areas of focus for the EOFG.

  • Forest Certification. This program operates throughout eastern and southern Ontario.
  • First Nations Engagement
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Forest Health Network
  • Forest Education/Outreach

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AGM date & speaker announced

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at Grey Roots Museum (same location as last year) the morning of Saturday, March 2, 2019. We have arranged a special guest speaker to give a presentation on the burgeoning field of Nature Therapy & Forest Bathing, which has been prominent in countries such as Japan (“Shinrin Yoku”) for years but now hitting the North American mainstream as science begins to quantify the healing properties of woodland areas. Formal AGM notice will be sent to members 30 days in advance. Watch the web site for further updates and registration.

Reminder: Treevia on Saturday

Final reminder, our afternoon of social connection and a friendly tree-themed trivia contest, at Thornbury Cidery & Brewery, takes place this Saturday, 3-5 PM. Click here for complete details & registration.

Estimates Project Average Temperature Increase in most of Ontario

Estimates produced by Agriculture and Agrifood Canada using the Coupled Global Climate Model predict a 1 to 2 degree Celsius increase in monthly average temperatures by 2010 to 2039, resulting in earlier crop seeding dates, and later fall frost dates in Grey-Bruce and most other areas of south and central Ontario. See the comparison maps and projection details here. In what ways will a longer growing season affect our woodland habitats, Continue reading

Treevia Registration Link

The link, in yesterday’s message, to register for the Treevia event was incorrect. It has now been fixed on the original web posting or you can go directly to: https://bgwa.ca/register/

Member password is required during the priority registration period until Nov 2nd.

Woodlot Tour pics available

Pictures from last weekend’s woodlot tour of Lloyd Holbrook’s property have been posted in the members’ area.

Treevia is Back!!!

As announced in the Autumn newsletter, our tree-themed event of trivia and libations last year was such a success we are doing it again…. in just three weeks, Saturday, November 17, 3-5PM, this year at Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery. Click here for complete details and sign-up. Take note max capacity is 28 people. Priority registration for members and their guests until Nov 2, then any remaining spots open to others.