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Feb 4 Snowshoe Hike: Additional Details & Registration

Registration is now open for our members-only snowshoe hike in Chatsworth coming Sunday Feb 4th. Event runs 2-4PM. Actual hike approx one hour through 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. You will have the chance to: Continue reading

And the second lucky winner is…

Today, we held the second of three draws out of all 2018 paid members for one of our new metal gate/fence post signs. Congrats to Alan Wilkins, you can pick up your prize at the AGM on Feb 24th. There is one more draw, next Monday, so if you have not done so already renew your membership by end-of-day Sunday to be entered. Also, take note, the Members’ Area site password will change next week. All current (2018) members will receive their new password by next Friday.

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.

BGWA Member Sign – first draw winner announcement!

Further to the email to BGWA membership last week, we are encouraging you to renew promptly by holding a draw (weekly, each Monday, Jan 8, 15, 22) from all paid 2018 members for one of our brand new BGWA metal membership signs! First draw was held today and the lucky Continue reading

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.

Notice to Members: Angus Tree Seed Plant closure

On August 28th, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the closing of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant located at Angus, Ontario. This facility, known in the forest industry as the Angus Tree Seed Plant, began operation in 1923 and during its early life provided viable tree seed to all of Ontario. Today it is the only provincial tree seed processing plant in Southern Ontario and still provides important seed stock at affordable prices to tree nurseries in Ontario. The cost-effective viable seed from this facility is what grows into the nursery stock used for the provincially funded 50 Million Tree Program, one of the most popular tree planting programs in Ontario.

Citizens of Ontario need to voice their concerns over this closure and one way is to show support for the Angus Tree Seed Plant by signing this online petition: https://www.change.org/p/kathleen-wynne-save-the-ontario-tree-seed-facility