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EAB confirmed in Owen Sound

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in trees in Owen Sound for the first time. City officials say the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry sampled three boulevard ash trees in the 1000 blocks of 2nd Avenue East and confirmed EAB infestation. Read full story on Bayshore News.

“The Messenger” screening: Nov 19

Saugeen Nature invites BGWA members to attend their screening, Monday November 19 at 7:30PM in Hanover, of The Messenger, an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the compassionate people who are working to turn the tide. Full details – click for flyer.

Oct 21 Woodlot Tour – Details & Registration

Join us at 2PM on Sunday Oct 21st for a guided tour of a member’s woodlot. Location southwest of Paisley, near the junction of Bruce County Road 1 & 20. Interesting/unique features of this property:

  • maple unlogged for 35+ years
  • variety of both heavy clay and gravelly soils
  • recent (~5yrs) plantings of Oak and Shagbark Hickory to increase diversity and balance expected effect of EAB
  • examples of damage from pasture used of land still existent 25+ years later
  • examples of beech fungus disease

Location details and registration click here. (member password required – if you are current member and have forgotten yours, use comment form below to request it)

Woodlot Tour: Oct 21

Sunday October 21st at 2PM is the next member woodlot tour.

Watch here for property details and event registration, coming soon!

Perspectives on Invasive Species

A recent thought-provoking piece on the Owen Sound Hub concerning invasive species: Who’s Invading Whom. Invasive species may not be as black-and-white and issue as some might think… as one commenter remarked, “The worst invasive species is Homo sapiens.” Semi-related, another article from Owen Sound Sun-Times in July: Giant hogweed not the giant boogeyman, says weed inspector. Also notable are the BGWA members names to be found in the content and commentary on these articles… great see us “out” and talking about what we care so much about!!

Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a notice Hybrid Poplar Saplings Available to the Members’ Notice Board. If you might be interested in this opportunity log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond

16-year-old faces down emerald ash borer threat

Here’s a great story from CBC News about a young person in New Brunswick who is on a mission to help monitor and battle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). If you know of any potential young woodland champions in Grey-Bruce perhaps send the link their way and maybe it will provide inspiration!