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I grew up in Calgary but went to university in Ontario where I regularly visited friends on their farm.

I grew up in Calgary but went to university in Ontario where I regularly visited friends on their farm. Now living in Saudi Arabia, I have many pleasant memories of the treed Ontario landscape and am proud to support an organization that is dedicated to the wise use of forests. The forests of Ontario are a resource that are, in the context of where I currently live, amazingly beautiful and absolutely priceless.

Matt Stephansson; Saudi Arabia

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  • Dave Sexsmith
    Dave Sexsmith

    Dave first joined the OWA at the invitation of a friend and he has been an active member since. He has served on his chapter’s board and hosted field days for the organization.

    Through his involvement with the OWA, Dave has met many people who share his fascination with trees and enjoy exchanging experiences and ideas. Knowledge gained has allowed Dave to better appreciate the ability of the forest to provide products for our use and still be the biodiversity centre of our province.

    Through tree planting and natural regeneration, Dave, and his wife Lois, have seen their old farm fields convert into a treed landscape, providing wildlife corridors and habitat.

    A lifelong woodworker, Dave produces a wide range of woodland products, from firewood and lumber to carved burl bowls while, at the same time, observing how his property is evolving back to mature forest.

    Of his experience with the OWA Dave says “I came out to get answers to my forestry questions; I’ve stayed because of the quality of people I’ve met.”

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