On the back page of the BGWA newsletter released earlier this week (available under Newsletters > 2015 menu above) I wrote brief piece on how I was impressed with the power and functionality of a cordless chainsaw I bought a couple months ago. If you are intrigued, but want more detail, have a look at this article, Charged Up Chainsaws, pubished today on the Northern Woodlands web site. As I suggested in my article… sneak it onto your Christmas wish list :-)
BGWA members enjoyed an interesting and informative workshop this past Saturday, watching a cedar harvest in action, then visiting a stand that was harvested 12 years prior. A highlight was watching close-up (well, not too close up!) a harvester machine in action. Pictures are now available in the Members’ Area Photo Gallery.
A recent article in Science Daily cited a study which established that most homeowners cannot adequately assess damaged trees. (click link for article) Some property owners may find it is to the benefit of their woodlot to invest in consulting a trained arbourist and/or some of the credible references available online, such as the Ontario Tree Marking Guide.
Pictures from the BBQ have been posted to the Photo Gallery in the Members’ area.If you are a 2015 Member and have forgotten the password to the Members’ Area, use the comment form on any BGWA web page to request it.
A couple of interesting “big picture” tree news items, both of them from Science Daily website:
- on the up side: scientists now estimate there are around 3 trillion trees on earth, up to 7.5X how many were sometimes believed to be.
- on the down side: humans have now eradicated half of the earth’s trees.
All the more reason to sustainably manage what we have, and private woodlot owners like BGWA members can make a difference in the world!
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).