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Oct 21 Woodlot Tour – Details & Registration

Join us at 2PM on Sunday Oct 21st for a guided tour of a member’s woodlot. Location southwest of Paisley, near the junction of Bruce County Road 1 & 20. Interesting/unique features of this property:

  • maple unlogged for 35+ years
  • variety of both heavy clay and gravelly soils
  • recent (~5yrs) plantings of Oak and Shagbark Hickory to increase diversity and balance expected effect of EAB
  • examples of damage from pasture used of land still existent 25+ years later
  • examples of beech fungus disease

Location details and registration click here. (member password required – if you are current member and have forgotten yours, use comment form below to request it)

Woodlot Tour: Oct 21

Sunday October 21st at 2PM is the next member woodlot tour.

Watch here for property details and event registration, coming soon!

Perspectives on Invasive Species

A recent thought-provoking piece on the Owen Sound Hub concerning invasive species: Who’s Invading Whom. Invasive species may not be as black-and-white and issue as some might think… as one commenter remarked, “The worst invasive species is Homo sapiens.” Semi-related, another article from Owen Sound Sun-Times in July: Giant hogweed not the giant boogeyman, says weed inspector. Also notable are the BGWA members names to be found in the content and commentary on these articles… great see us “out” and talking about what we care so much about!!

Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice Hybrid Poplar Saplings Available to the Members’ Notice Board. If you might be interested in this opportunity log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond

16-year-old faces down emerald ash borer threat

Here’s a great story from CBC News about a young person in New Brunswick who is on a mission to help monitor and battle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). If you know of any potential young woodland champions in Grey-Bruce perhaps send the link their way and maybe it will provide inspiration!

BBQ Pics Available in Members’ Area

George Genyk receives early regisation prize from BGWA Chair Chris Vanderhout

Was I ever disappointed to miss the BBQ this year… great weather, lots of members, and a personal tour of the historic water filtration plant at Inglis Falls. But thanks, as always, to Larry Cluchey for promptly supplying pictures and captions a photo gallery is now available in the Members’ Area in case you missed it, or if you attended and would like to see some good memories.

Last chance to advance register for BBQ

Register by the end of today (Wednesday) for the Members’ BBQ, coming this Saturday, and be entered into the draw for an awesome book that will have you looking at your woodlands in a whole new way. Details and registration click here.