Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Rotted Tree Falls
As I was touring the course this morning I came across this fallen Basswood at the entrance to the 6th tee. As you can see by the photos the stem of the trunk was very rotten and decayed quite badly. It was really only a matter of time before the tree would fall. With virtually no wind last night it goes to show it's important to have hazardous trees removed from the golf course before they reach this stage of decay. Thankfully no one was in the area at the time. The location of the tree is right where golfers enter the 6th tee complex as they walk back from the 5th green.
There's a time to save and maintain certain trees on the golf course and there comes a time when a decision needs to be made to remove what may even appear to be a perfectly healthy tree. This is a prefect example of why when the inside of the tree is showing signs of decay the tree needs to be removed especially when the health and safety of the golfers and employees is at risk. Unfortunately Mother Nature took care of this one before we were able to act on it.