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Next BGWA Forestry Workshop: FEB 1st

Building on the success of November’s Tree Marking Workshop (it was registered to capacity!) we have developed an Inventory Assessment and Conifer Stand Density Workshop, to take place the afternoon of Saturday, February 1st. Click here for details and registration.

Grey-Bruce Woodlot Conference

This annual gathering of woodlot owners & woodland enthusiasts will take place Saturday, March 28 at the Community Centre in Elmwood. An amazing value at $25 (advance registration), it includes presentations on 5 topics, displays, draws and a hot lunch!! Download the event flyer here.

Collaborating on Climate Change: Petawawa Research Forest

For your reading interest when you feel like a break from seasonal bustle, some interesting work being done in eastern Ontario aimed at testing strategies for managing white pine dominated forests in ways that are more adapted to the current and future effects of climate change. For an overview read article in The Forestry Chronicle. For detail, access the full presentations given at a workshop this year.

What will your woods look like…

…before and after harvesting? Before a timber harvest, there are many things to think about, questions to answer, details to consider. One important outcome that woodland owners often have a hard time imagining is “What will my woods look like after the job is done?” Continue reading

TREEvia Teaser: Saturday Edition

Here it is, the FINAL trivia teaser before this afternoon’s BGWA Treevia Extravaganza at the Outlaw Brewery in Southampton, starting at 2:00 PM.

According to Gifford Pinchot’s “A Primer of Forestry Part 1-The Forest”, which was first published in 1903, how do trees move water from the roots to the very top of the tree?”

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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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