Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Elm Tree Removal

The Elm tree at the SE corner of the clubhouse is being removed. The tree has serious structural damage and we fear the safety of members near the putting green. A certified arborist reviewed the tree and a portion of the report is as follows:

Yesterday (Thursday) 4/14/2011 I inspected the large American Elm at the Southeast end of the Clubhouse. There is significant decay and a crack in the trunk where the main trunk splits into 2 main branches. There is a hole about 3-4 inches in diameter and mushrooms growing out of the decaying area which indicates a Heart rot caused by wood decaying pathogens. There is no treatment to stop wood rotting organisms. So eventually the tree will have to be removed to prevent damage to the Clubhouse, surrounding ground and potentially members or guests that may be in that area during an event.

We explored some temporary options like cabling, but felt it was in the best interest of the club to remove the tree.

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