Thursday, 7 November 2013

Fallen Trees and Safety Management

Over the last couple of weeks following the storm and heavy rainfall, it is no surprise that their have been a few casualties. Some trees have been damaged from the storm, with broken limbs and some have been uprooted and fallen over. The large oak between the 6th green and 7th tee developed a huge crack through the centre of the main trunk/stem. This gave us no opportunity other than to remove it for safety reasons. The  old monolith tree stump between the 14th and 15th fairways has also become a casualty of the recent weather.

Luckily in each scenario no harm has come to any golfers, staff or members of the public. We must remember that this Golf Course is over one hundred years old with many old trees and these recent occurrences highlight just how important it is to maintain trees to a safe standard throughout.It also emphasises just how much skill, time and effort is required and the costs involved each year by both staff and contractors to maintain safety requirements.  It is therefore imperative that we continue to remove any trees or limbs that display specific signs of decay and major limb or stem failure. It's is far better to be safe rather than sorry.

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