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Powerful Storms Create an Opening for Invading Plants

Powerful winds can topple trees and tear up shrubs in the forest. And this can create an opening for invaders, plants that don’t belong there. “Storm disturbance provides opportunities for these invasive plants to establish and spread in new places,” said Daniels, a former graduate student in the University of Illinois department of natural resources and environmental sciences, where Larson is an assistant professor. She said that invasive plants can push out native plants and make the restoration of native trees and plants more difficult. Read full story on NexusMedia.

August dubbed “Tree Check Month”

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and partners across North America are marking August as “Tree Check Month.” Throughout August, Canadians are encouraged to check their trees and gardens, or property they frequent, for signs of insects, disease and fungi that harm plants. Read full story on Newswire.

BGWA Outreach

BGWA in action last week: Volunteers setting up display at Heritage Farm Show

Saturday SEPT 7: Bus’n’BBQ

It’s our unique twist on “BnB” 🙂 This year, our annual Members’ BBQ event will feature a local woodland-theme bus excursion (9AM-1PM) preceding the traditional lunch and social gathering (1PM-3PM). That’s pretty great in itself, but even better is that there will be no additional cost to members riding the bus tour. The BBQ will once again take place at Grey-Sauble Conservation Aboretum just south of Owen Sound. Details and registration coming in a few days. Plan to be there Saturday, Sept.7th, for a delightful and interesting day!

TrailCam contest has launched!

Trailcams (aka Game Cameras) are increasingly popular (and increasingly inexpensive!) and a fun way to keep an eye on what’s happening when you’re not around. Send in your pics between Aug 5 and Oct 14. Contest rules, details and sample picture gallery click here.

 

Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis

Research shows that planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas. Read full article on The Guardian.

Volunteer request: Bruce County Heritage Farm Show

Ron Stewart is seeking members to help staff a BGWA booth at the Bruce County Heritage Farm Show, August 16-18 in Paisley. Whether you can give a little time or a lot, it all helps. There is particular need for set-up help, meeting Ron at 8 to prep for a 9AM start. More details, contact Ron at 519-386- 2833.