Friday, October 2, 2009
Trees Marked for Removal
Last Friday, the course was toured looking for dead and dangerous trees for removal. In attendance was our consulting arborist, a representative from the Region of Waterloo who administers the tree bylaw, myself, and a couple of green committee members. As I am sure you know, trees with two orange dots are scheduled to be removed this winter. This year, we marked about 45 trees for removal which is somewhat less than years past. No doubt you will also have noticed that some of the trees that are shading the third green have been marked for removal. This has been discussed at length in previous entries to this blog.
The following is a link to an article that describes the problems that many old golf courses have with trees. It is long but I encourage you to read it. It is written about a Donald Ross designed course but applies just as well to us here at Westmount: http://golfclubatlas.com/in-my-opinion/below-the-trees-by-dunlop-white-iii