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TREEvia Teaser!

To help you get ready for Saturday’s trivia social event, here is a practice question:

This species of conifer tree is normally found growing in Canada’s Boreal forests, but has its southern limits on the Bruce Peninsula.

A) White Pine B) Tamarack C) Red Spruce D) Jack Pine
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Trivia Event Details Now Online

Check out the BGWA website for details on next Saturday’s trivia social event in Southampton.

TREEvia 3: You Won’t Want to Miss It!!

In case you missed the announcement last week in the autumn newsletter, take note and save the date… BGWA’s popular tree-themed trivia gathering returns for its third year! This year, hosted by special guest Trivia sensation Ross Docherty. Join BGWA members, woodland enthusiasts, and tree geeks on Saturday, November 16th at Outlaw Brewery Pub in Southampton at 2PM. Additional details coming online this Saturday.

 

Tree Marking Workshop pictures posted

It was a full slate of attendees for an informative and successful Tree Marking Workshop. Many thanks to organizers Gerald Guenkel (member) and Jim Coles (Board), assisted by Kevin Predon (Board) & Donna Lacey (Board). Pictures have been posted in the Event Photo Gallery (member password required); we have also included a link to the Ontario Tree Marking Guide for the reference of participants.

Did you know BGWA has a Youth rate?

BGWA offers a special rate (half regular membership cost, only $15/year) to new and renewing members who are under 25. Plus, whether joining BGWA as a Youth or Regular member, all new memberships from Nov 1st to end of year are applied to the following year with the remainder of the current year membership as a free bonus. So… JOIN BGWA TODAY. And if you’re already a member forward this message to anyone you know who should join us, there’s no better time!

Show Us Your Sign 5

Thanks to member Rick Wright for sharing his sign, an ancient maple guards the gate at his property southeast of Hanover. Keep ’em coming… send a pic of yours to info@bgwa.ca

Community Support for Tree Canopy Priority

In an effort to increase the city’s tree canopy to 30 per cent by 2030, the City of St Catharines has given away 3,000 sapling size trees over 6 years. This year’s fall giveaway was the most popular ever. Read full story in The St Catharines The Standard.