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A Wondrous Forest Melody

If you attended our virtual AGM yesterday you will have seen on one of the slides that I’m handing over the keys to the web site to Mike Fry. We have been paralleling duties over the past four months to ensure a seamless transition.

I was taught to always say my thank yous, and Mike deserves a big one for being willing to take it on. In associations like BGWA, it is essential for members to step forward and take on new roles. For one thing it helps distribute the labour, which is important in a volunteer-run organization. But even more importantly it cultivates growth. When the same people keep doing the same things over an extended time, there is less likelihood for development and change. And we need to keep evolving to stay vital.

In the same way I am grateful to Jim White for so ably taking on the Communications lead with such capability and insight demonstrated over the past year, I am confident that Mike has the rudder well in hand now. And hopefully, in time, might even take our online presence off in some new directions too!

During my 6 years as BGWA “web guy”, I generally tried to limit postings to things which were relevant to our local area and membership. For my final web post let me treat you to something that is neither 🙂 Sit back, turn the volume up a bit, and allow yourself the full 3 minutes to be mesmerized by a melody made from the forest, in the forest…

…and think about whether this inspires you in some way to do something novel and beautiful in your woodlands!

~Neil

AGM This Saturday – 27 Feb

Hello everyone,

This is a reminder our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow morning via Zoom.

The schedule includes an educational component (Gypsy Moth) as well as the usual AGM business.

This link will take you to our website containing the Agenda and other materials.

Hope to (virtually) see everyone tomorrow!

NEW Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice “White Pine / Cedar Logs Dried for Carving” to the Notice Board. If you might be able to assist, log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond.

NEW Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice “White Pine / Cedar Planks Dried for Carving” to the Notice Board. If you might be able to assist, log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond.

More about Firewood Fuel & Wood Heating

The December 2020 issue of Ontario Woodlot Association’s The Ontario Woodlander focusing on firewood fuel was well received by OWA members, and OWA has now graciously made available free access to a PDF version for all interested woodlot owners – click to view or download full issue (vol.101).

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Wildlife Fire

Title: Wildlife Fire – Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

When: 24 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/45/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-wildlife-fire-prevention-and-mitigation-strategies

Registration: https://www.eomf.on.ca/news-and-events/events/45/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-wildlife-fire-prevention-and-mitigation-strategies

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Tree Marking

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

Wood really is the window to the future?

The piece of glass made from wood
Research work at the Forest Products Lab on using wood to create transparent windows is making great strides. (Photo: USDA Forest Service)

The old saying goes ‘those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’, but now research out of the USDA Forest Service may be finding away around this. The researchers are creating transparent wood material that could replace glass windows. Read more about this new technology here.

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Wildlife Trees

Title: Wildlife Trees in Your Woodlot

When: 10 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/43/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-wildlife-trees-in-your-woodlot-webinar

Registration: https://www.eomf.on.ca/news-and-events/events/43/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-wildlife-trees-in-your-woodlot-webinar

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: Gypsy Moth

Title: Gypsy Moth Outbreak 2020

When: 03 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/42/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-gypsy-moth-outbreak-2020-webinar

Registration: https://www.eomf.on.ca/news-and-events/events/42/kemptville-winter-woodlot-conference-presents-gypsy-moth-outbreak-2020-webinar