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What will your woods look like…

…before and after harvesting? Before a timber harvest, there are many things to think about, questions to answer, details to consider. One important outcome that woodland owners often have a hard time imagining is “What will my woods look like after the job is done?” Continue reading

TREEvia Teaser: Saturday Edition

Here it is, the FINAL trivia teaser before this afternoon’s BGWA Treevia Extravaganza at the Outlaw Brewery in Southampton, starting at 2:00 PM.

According to Gifford Pinchot’s “A Primer of Forestry Part 1-The Forest”, which was first published in 1903, how do trees move water from the roots to the very top of the tree?”

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Scientists Can Now Predict Which Invasive Insects Will Wipe Out Forests

Plagues of forest-destroying insects seem to arrive on our shores almost as regularly as ocean waves. Yet for each major tree killer, around half a dozen foreign insects live quietly in our forests, causing few noticeable problems. A new study may help scientists pick out the future tree killers from the crowd, and it has a surprising conclusion: It’s the characteristics of the trees that insects feed on, not the insects themselves, that matter. Read full story in Inside Science.

Thursday’s TREEvia Teaser

To help get the brain juices flowing in advance of our trivia event happening this Saturday, November 16th, at Outlaw Brewery in Southampton, here’s another warm-up question:

How many different species of tree are used when building a traditional birch bark canoe?

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TREEvia Teaser!

To help you get ready for Saturday’s trivia social event, here is a practice question:

This species of conifer tree is normally found growing in Canada’s Boreal forests, but has its southern limits on the Bruce Peninsula.

A) White Pine B) Tamarack C) Red Spruce D) Jack Pine
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Trivia Event Details Now Online

Check out the BGWA website for details on next Saturday’s trivia social event in Southampton.

TREEvia 3: You Won’t Want to Miss It!!

In case you missed the announcement last week in the autumn newsletter, take note and save the date… BGWA’s popular tree-themed trivia gathering returns for its third year! This year, hosted by special guest Trivia sensation Ross Docherty. Join BGWA members, woodland enthusiasts, and tree geeks on Saturday, November 16th at Outlaw Brewery Pub in Southampton at 2PM. Additional details coming online this Saturday.