BGWA will have a spot at the Paisley Fall Far, Sunday Sep.13th. If any members are able to lend a hand, especially with set-up (around 8AM) or take-down, it gets you free admission that day! For more details, or to help out, contact BGWA Director Ron Stewart at 519-832-5548 (home) or 519-386-2833 (cell).
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.
All BGWA members are invited to c’mon out Saturday, September 12, 10AM – 2PM, at Allan Park (click for map and park description) for our annual BBQ. This year, as a special member benefit, BGWA has contracted Fungi Unveiled (who did the lively & informative presentation at this year’s Woodlot Conference) to provide an educational mushroom foraging hike in the morning. We will also offer a tree ID walk as an alternative, if you’re not interested in mushrooms or have mobility limitations which prevent you from doing the hike. Continue reading
Acccording to an article last week in The Working Forest newspaper, two species of parasitic wasps from China will be released in Ontario in an effort to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. This is part of a larger release by Natural Resources Canada, who stress that it is not a quick fix but a long-term strategy since it will take time to build up sufficient populations of these wasps.
BGWA will have a presence at the 22nd Annual Heritage Farm & Steam Show in Paisley this coming weekend. If you may be able to lend a hand in helping to staff our display along with Ron Stewart and other BGWA Directors for any portion of the following times please contact Ron: Fri noon-5, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4. Sorry for the last-minute call-out for help but, as a bonus, volunteers do not pay admission to the show. Contact Ron at 519-386-2833 for more details or with any questions.
With regret, we inform members that Ron Stewart, former Bruce Woodlot Association President, and current BGWA Vice-President, lost his brother, Tom Stewart, suddenly on July 30th. The BGWA Board offers its deepest sympathies and has sent a card of condolence on behalf of our membership community. With Ron’s permission, we include this notice and link to obituary at T.A. Brown Funeral Home in Port Elgin.
A synopsis and photos (thanks Cam Bennett) of the fascinating tour at Rural Rootz, July 11, are now available on the Photo Gallery page of the Members’ Area. If you are a paid 2015 BGWA member and have forgotten or misplaced your password, use the comment form at the bottom of any BGWA web site page to request it.