We’ve had our Arborist’s in today to prune branches around the 1st green, this will improve air and light to the green and reduce disease infection while improving the playing surfaces in this area. We’ve had to take down 2 dying Oak trees in the 2nd gap which have recieved large amounts of golf ball damage and the Arborists are unable to climb as they are deamed to dangerous. We still have further more pruning to complete on Monday by reducing the coppiced holly from previous woodland management work and around the red tee this will encourage the Bluebells in this area and high light the feature bomb crater and ditch which has the characteristics of the famous golf course architect James Braid.
Golf ball damage…
Our native Bluebells are now starting to flower and the emerging Wood Anemones, these can all be seen from the recently cleared areas by the 7th and 10th.
The temperature increase this week has been challenging and we’ve moved swiftly to the 7th Bluebell area as they have started to appear. We will move back to the 14th to finish off next week.
We currently have a few trees that are either dying or dangerous around the car park areas and we have scheduled their felling for this winter starting from the 21st November 2016. On this date we will remove the Willow by the putting green and the Sycamore by the kitchen, as you can see by the picture they are in serious decline. We will be planting their replacements on the course as this is part of the agreement with Royal Greenwich Council who have been informed of the work.
In late May 2013 saw our bird watching friends from Woodlands farm trust spend several hours bird watching. They gave me this list below of the various birds that they spotted.
Long Tailed Tit
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Daffodils have finally come up which were planted around each post on the 18th and putting green back in December.
Clearing undergrowth for a conservation area. Watch this area grow! More info to come…..