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Title: Tree Marking for Woodlot Owners

When: 17 FEBRUARY 2021, 12-1pm

Cost: free

Hosted/Sponsored by: Eastern Ontario Model Forest (Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference)

Topic Details: https://www.eomf.on.ca/news-and-events/events/44/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-tree-marking-for-woodlot-owners-webinar

Registration: https://www.eomf.on.ca/news-and-events/events/44/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-tree-marking-for-woodlot-owners-webinar

European Gypsy Moth and Maple Syrup Production

Gypsy moth Adults, pupa, and egg masses – Photo Credit Jason Brook

European Gypsy Moth is an invasive forest pest that will feed on a number of different tree species including its preferred oak but also sugar maple, white pine and spruce. The numbers and sightings have been climbing over the past several years.

For those members who tap their maple trees for syrup the following article provides a good overview of the impacts of European Gypsy Moth on maple syrup production.


Sep.10 BGWA BBQ – Registration Now Open!

bbqSaturday September 10th, 10AM – 2PM, is our annual members’ BBQ, this year at Grey-Sauble Conservation Arbouretum (link opens Google Map). The morning will feature an edible wilds plant hike with expert tracker Alexis Burnett from Earthtracks Wilderness School. Lunch will feature the usual great food and social event you have come to expect. Plus a great prize draw for all who pre-register! Continue reading

Ayton farm corporation fined for clear cutting

This is a few month’s ago “old news” but nevertheless relevant info to those interested in Bruce Grey Woodlands, so posting the link to this local article: A farm corporation located Ayton in was recently fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to clear cutting a woodlot property in southern Bruce County (read full article on southwesternontario.ca)

Useful new link added

I have added the Online Woodland Stewardship to the Ready Reference links section (see left-hand column). Though it is a U.S. web site it is oriented to the Great Lakes states, the vast majority of which can be applied to our area. The site has a wide range of useful articles, tools and resources to help private woodland owners managing their forest effectively and responsibly. Of particular interest, Continue reading

Charged Up Chainsaws

sawOn the back page of the BGWA newsletter released earlier this week (available under Newsletters > 2015 menu above) I wrote  brief piece on how I was impressed with the power and functionality of a cordless chainsaw I bought a couple months ago. If you are intrigued, but want more detail, have a look at this article, Charged Up Chainsaws, pubished today on the Northern Woodlands web site. As I suggested in my article… sneak it onto your Christmas wish list 🙂

How well can you assess damaged trees?

A recent article in Science Daily cited a study which established that most homeowners cannot adequately assess damaged trees. (click link for article) Some property owners may find it is to the benefit of their woodlot to invest in consulting a trained arbourist and/or some of the credible references available online, such as the Ontario Tree Marking Guide.

Considering hiring an Arborist?

Due to the increase in demand mainly as a result of Emerald Ash Borer damage, Working Forest Newspaper reports there has developed a “wild west” free market among unregulated arborist services. (click link to read article). Woodlot owners should be informed & aware, so we are passing on this information to BGWA members.

Tree Planting Workshops

Grey Bruce Forestry Service is presenting workshops on March 14, 10AM-noon, at two locations: Grey Sauble Conservation, 237897 Inglis Falls Rd, Owen Sound and Sulphur Spring Resource Centre, 261123 Grey Rd 28, south of Hanover. Workshops cover the following topics: Continue reading