Tree pruning 2nd carry/gap.

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.

Before..

After….

Climbing…

Golf ball damage…

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7th/14th Bluebell Area

Recently cleared areas on the 7th and 14th are really coming along with the Bluebell’s in full flower, I have registered these ancient Bluebell areas with the Woodland Trust through their website #BigBluebellWatch. I will expect these areas to increase their population of Bluebells in time providing we clear the ground floor off any new growth from weeds etc, this will be  incorporated into our winter plan. There has been some Oaks that have been felled due to them being either dead,dying and creating space for mature trees to grow into. This is all part of managing a woodland area of Bluebells and mature Oaks.