The staff and I were busy beginning our annual tree work in December. We are about halfway through as I write this article. Most tree work this winter is a continued effort of executing Elcona's Tree Management Plan, reviewed each year by the Golf and Greens Committee. Some of the tree work this winter is suggested from the Master Improvement Plan submitted to Elcona from Hills/Forrest. I have included a few pictures below of some of the work so far:
2 Locust were removed on the right side of 15 for their knack of producing much litter in the fairway. The locust closest to the fairway was rotting in the trunk, and the picture above shows a sassafras sapling growing inside the crotch of the tree.
|Another picture of the locust removed on 4.|
If you have any questions about the golf course, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, Happy New Year to everyone and I look forward to what 2017 brings!