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Reminder: “Forest Therapy” walk this Sunday

4 spots are still open on this members-only event, Sunday June 9 starting at 1:30PM. Learn more about “Forest Bathing” as featured at our AGM presentation and get to try out a sampler of forest therapy experiences. Event details and registration click here. Learn more about Forest Bathing in this Globe and Mail article.

“Don’t Let EAB be the boss of your garden”

Well known celebrity gardener Mark Cullen wrote this piece in The Star including strategies for managing tree loss due to Emerald Ash Borer and alternative trees which can perform a similar function.

Ford government cancels major tree planting program

50millionOntario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the day after the Progressive Conservative government delivered its budget this month that the 50 Million Tree Program was being eliminated. Read full story from CBC news.

Member Event: Property Tour Sunday MAY 5th

Come join us for a woodlot tour of Doug Van Horne’s property on Sunday May 5 starting at 2 pm. The forest cover is variable – reforested pine, natural hardwood regeneration in old orchard, cedar swamp and native poplars – with a backdrop of the escarpment. Details & registration click here.  Y’all come now!

Invasive Species Workshop: June 1st

Professional gardener Sean James

BGWA is co-sponsoring a workshop on Invasive Plant Species: Identification, Potential Harm, Eradication Measures & Management, Saturday June 1st, led by award-winning horticulturist, eco-landscaper and biodiversity expert Sean James. Click for leaflet with full details & registration instructions.

As a BGWA membership benefit, current members are eligible for a $10 discount (when registering, write cheque for $25 rather than $35 as stated in leaflet, and clearly indicate you are a BGWA member.

Spring Newsletter: email check

The spring edition of BGWA newsletter is now available in the members area (password required). If you are a 2019 member you should have received an email Wednesday evening letting you know it had been published… if this email did not turn up in your Inbox, check your Junk Mail (aka Spam) folder and be sure that the @bgwa.ca domain is added to your safe senders list so that you do not miss important communications from BGWA.

Woodlot Conference pictures posted

Whether you were there and would like to relive it, or want to see what you missed, pictures from the conference last weekend have been posted in the Members’ Area event gallery. Many thanks go out to Larry Cluchey for pix and captions!