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  • Board Meetings

    Members always welcome!

    (virtual until further notice)

    13 APR 2021 – 5:30PM

    11 MAY 2021 – 5:30PM

    15 JUNE 2021 – 5:30PM

    10 AUG 2021 – 5:30PM

    12 OCT 2021 – 5:30PM

    14 DEC 2021 – 5:30PM

    11 JAN 2022 – 5:30PM

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ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

Title: Bridging Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

When: 18 March 2021 7-8:30 PM

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Royal Botanical Garden

Topic Details: https://www.rbg.ca/events/speaker-series-bringing-traditional-knowledge-and-western-science/

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/speakers-series-bridging-traditional-knowledge-and-western-science-registration-128272631895

Woodlot Conference Goes Virtual

The Grey Bruce Woodlot Conference is back in 2021! The event is taking place virtually this year over two nights (March 23 and 24). Presentation topics will include a novel approach to controlling buckthorn on your property, as well as different perspectives on managing private woodlots(landowner and consultant).
For more information about the event, please go to https://gbwc.blog/. To register email info@gbwc.blog.

Annual General Meeting: FEB 27

BGWA’s Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday, February 27, from 10AM-noon. This year, our annual gathering will be… you guessed it… virtual, but will still include an education component and business meeting just like previous AGMs. Complete details, agenda, etc, will be sent by email on or before January 27th.

Property Tour: July 18

Great news, BGWA member events are re-starting! Keep Saturday, July 18 open for an interesting tour of a member property near Markdale. The event will be structured to incorporate safe distancing and conform to group size limits, with 3 separate walk-thrus available at 10AM, 1PM and 4PM. Watch here for details and registration coming soon!

Forestry Workshop Pictures posted

BGWA Board Members Kevin Predon and Scott McGregor put together a great event this past Saturday, helping members understand the basics of conifer plantation management, including analysis of density and ways to estimate tree height. Pictures (thanks, Larry Cluchey, for supplying taking photos and supplying captions) have been posted in the event gallery.

Reminder: Sat FEB 1 forestry workshop

If you have an interest in the management of conifer stands (especially if you have one on your property!), you won’t want to miss BGWA’s second workshop… a follow-up to our highly successful hardwood tree-marking event in November. It is coming up this Saturday, February 1st in the afternoon. Click for details, location & registration.

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 – Registration Open!

One of the mandates in BGWA’s vision statement is education, and we are excited to offer members a tree marking workshop the afternoon of Saturday, November 2nd. You will gain introductory experience in tree marking for quality timber, undesirable/ defective trees, wildlife habitat, natural tree regeneration, protection of unique landscape features and bio-diversity. Click here for details and registration. Spaces are limited.

Bus’n’BBQ Pictures Posted

Thanks, as always, to longtime Board Member Larry Cluchey for supplying these pictures and captions. If you weren’t there, see what you missed; if you were there, you can enjoy it all over again. Click here for Event Photo Gallery (member password requied).

Tree Marking Workshop: Date Change

A hands-on tree marking workshop will take place the afternoon of Saturday, November 2nd (rescheduled from Oct 19 listed in newsletter). Stay tuned to the BGWA web site for details and registration!