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Removal and replacement of dead or dying trees is an ongoing part of maintaining the tree resource on a golf course. Dead or dying trees should be removed promptly and if applicable a replacement selected and planted in a timely manner.
The removal of specific trees from “in play” areas may improve sunlight, water and air movement. It is obvious that the removal of a tree will increase sunlight (a very necessary ingredient) but what may not be so evident is the pilfering of much needed nutrients from the root system of the turfgrass from what is called “root competition”.
Jun 15, Tree-removal programs have transformed many of America’s Greatest Golf Courses, including Merion, Winged Foot, Medinah, National Golf Links Author: Peter Mccleery.
Sep 04, Elsewhere on the course, surface roots can damage mowers and other equipment, or buckle cart paths or tee boxes. In many cases, superintendents simply remove surface roots by Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
Nov 06, Removal is generally considered if the tree is damaged, diseased or damaging to landscape and fine turf. A certified arborist can help assess the health or safety or a tree, and should be consulted when in doubt. Of course, tree pruning, and at times removal, has considerable, albeit sometimes subtle, consequences for a golf takedownstump.barted Reading Time: 9 mins.
Golf Pick 'Em Video: U.S. Open Golf: Oakmont Country Club tree removal Matt Ginella reports on the overnight course modifications that restored Oakmont closer to its original form.