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Chatsworth Snowshoe Hike: Sun FEB 4th

Our next event will be a snowshoe hike, Sunday, February 4, 2-4PM, on a member’s woodland property just west of Chatsworth village. Even if you don’t have snowshoes, we will have some to borrow so you can join other members to explore these 70 acres which include hardwood bush (mature maple, cherry, beech, yellow birch, ironwood, basswood, plus a few butternut and young oaks), 30 year old pine plantation, and a more recent (10-12 yrs) planting of spruce, larch, black locust, high bush cranberry, walnut etc. In addition to being an enjoyable outing, property tours are a great way to get ideas for your own woodlands. Registration begins two weeks prior. This will be a members-only event. Be sure you have renewed for 2018 so that you will have access to online registration.

Woodlot Conference: details & registration

The annual Grey-Bruce Woodlot Conference will take place Mar 24+25, with this year’s theme “The Nuts and Bolts of Managing Your Woodlot”. The Saturday, in Elmwood, features speakers on 5 varied and interesting topics plus exhibitors, a  wonderful hot lunch, and return of the silent auction which was a great success last year. A woodlot tour on Sunday rounds out the event. And, amazing as it is, some things never change… still only $25 (advance reg)… surely the best value to be found for woodland owners and enthusiasts! Click here for complete details and registration.

Grey-Bruce Annual Conference: Mar 24+25

Saturday March 24 will be the annual Grey-Bruce Woodlot Conference in Elmwood, followed by a tour on Sunday March 25th. Watch for details and program to be posted here  shortly.

Last chance (?) of the season to complete Tree-O-Caching

It looks from the forecast like real winter is soon to descend on Grey-Bruce. If you are hoping to complete the Tree-O-Caching series and enter the members-only contest, your time may be running out because caches #1 and #2 are not findable once the snow is staying. for an update on the tree-themed geocaches and contest details click here.

First-ever TREEvia a success!

Winning TREEvia Team

It was a full house at MacLean’s Craft Brewery in Hanover for BGWA’s TREEvia event last Saturday. Following a brewery tour by Charles MacLean himself, and with delicious samples in hand, members assembled into small teams for some friendly tree-based trivia competition modelled on the game Trivial Pursuit. Thanks to board member Kevin Predon for bringing the event together, and especially for creating such a great selection of interesting questions! Not only did everyone have fun, but everyone learned something too! We hope this will become an annual event, perhaps circulating to other local breweries each year. For more pics, see event gallery in the Members section.

Reminder: TREEvia at MacLean’s Brewery this Saturday afternoon

Just a couple of days until our TREEvia event, taking place at MacLean’s Brewery (includes a tour!) in Hanover on Saturday from 3-5. Complete details and registration click here.

Watch Call of the Forest with Saugeen Nature: Nov 27

If you missed BGWA’s screening of the Canadian documentary Call of the Forest in January (or maybe you caught it but want to enjoy it again or bring someone else to see it!) join friends of one of our affiliated groups, Saugeen Nature, for their screening coming up on Nov 27 in Formosa, Bruce County.

Click on the event poster for more details.