Friday, 3 July 2015


Following the winter of tree work & woodland management in-between the 15th and 16th holes, there remained a large amount of felled timber. The plan was to recycle this timber where possible in other areas identified on the course. The smaller pieces and branches were already recycled through our own wood chipper and spread on pathways to improve presentation. The remaining timber logs were cut into manageable sizes and transported over a period of time to the rear of the 9th green in the wooded area between the 9th and 10th holes. 

The timber logs were then placed along the edge of the path creating a barrier/wall over a number of weeks on days when course management activities needed to be kept to minimum. The wall was completed on the 4th attempt and stretches the complete length of the path. 

Not only does this mark a creative feature as you walk through the woodland to the next tee, it also acts as a great habitat for wildlife to populate. As it naturally breaks down, millions of insects and other forms of wildlife and fungi will benefit from it, creating even more rich pickings for other wildlife like birds to feed on.

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