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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.

 

Tree Marking Workshop pictures posted

It was a full slate of attendees for an informative and successful Tree Marking Workshop. Many thanks to organizers Gerald Guenkel (member) and Jim Coles (Board), assisted by Kevin Predon (Board) & Donna Lacey (Board). Pictures have been posted in the Event Photo Gallery (member password required); we have also included a link to the Ontario Tree Marking Guide for the reference of participants.

Did you know BGWA has a Youth rate?

BGWA offers a special rate (half regular membership cost, only $15/year) to new and renewing members who are under 25. Plus, whether joining BGWA as a Youth or Regular member, all new memberships from Nov 1st to end of year are applied to the following year with the remainder of the current year membership as a free bonus. So… JOIN BGWA TODAY. And if you’re already a member forward this message to anyone you know who should join us, there’s no better time!