Wednesday, 26 March 2014

13th hole

The area behind the 13th green was one of the worst affected by the winter storms.  The cedar tree was seriously damaged and had to be removed and several hawthorn and blackthorn bushes along the boundary were blown down or damaged.  We have left some of the damaged scrub in place as it is helping to screen the road, which is more visible than it was prior to the storms.  We've transplanted gorse plants along the boundary with the long term aim of creating an evergreen barrier that effectively screens the road all year round.  More planting will be done next winter and bracken control will be carried out this summer in the hope of encouraging the suckering and spread of the blackthorn shrubs in the area.

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