Monday, October 28, 2013

Arborcom Shade Analysis and Recommended Tree/Brush Removal 2013

This is a busy and exciting time of year for our Agronomic Team!  We have numerous projects underway around the course.  We are in in the process of removing several trees around the course to improve sunlight quality on several of our putting green complexes.  The tree removals were based on recommendations derived from a shade study performed by Arborcom earlier this year.  This study ensures we are removing the specific trees that are robbing our turfgrass of the valuable energy sunlight provides for turfgrass to reach its full potential of health and playability.  Recent research has shown that bermudagrass greens require a minimal 32.6 moles of light per month for peak performance.

With this latest information from research and the state of the art technology provided by Arborcom we are able to make precise decisions for the selection of trees to be removed. Once the trees have been removed smaller shrubs and native grass will be added to reflect the unique native long leaf pine habitat of our area.   Below are two videos showing the shade impact in 3D animation on 5 green prior to and after removal during the month of November.

To view the complete report and recommendations provided by Arborcom click here.
To view a power point presentation on the topic of light, tree shade and the results of our study click here.
Tree Sheer on Skidsteer
Crew chipping trees and brush