Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Work Between #6 and #13 Greens

Another project undertaken during the Winter shutdown involved the removal of trees between #6 and #13 greens.

There are quite a few trees in this area and being on a hillside made it too much for us to handle ourselves. Shreiner Tree Care came and did an excellent job getting this area cleared in a safe and efficient manner.



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Day #2

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Day #3

The stumps will be ground to just below surface level and this March/April seeded with Fine Fescue. While Spring is not the ideal time to be seeding, we will do our best to establish cover this Summer and re-seed any bare areas in the Fall. Please note, it takes 2-3 years for these Fine Fescues to mature and establish. However, when completed this area will look like the area between #10 and #15 which has come in and done well.

Seeded Fine Fescue area that has been established from seed and matured.

In order to make sure we are removing trees that block the most sunlight we use an app called Sun Seeker. We can tell from any day and time where the sun will be.

March 28, 2017

July 30, 2017

Another feature we use with this app is to tell the exact location of the sun from the turf's standpoint by laying the iPad on the green itself.

As can be seen from these photos the newly removed trees will allow lots of morning sunlight to reach the green.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see tree removal efforts that will help the overall health of the greens and course. Keep it up.