This work is all part of the long term plan to improve sustainability, by reducing costs and the need to apply chemicals which are harmful to the environment and wildlife.
T311: The plan is to thin this area of woodland to improve sunlight penetration and air circulation across the 11th green and 3rd carry.
T911: to thin this area of woodland to improve sunlight penetration and air circulation across the 9th green, 10th hole and the 11th carry to the fairway.
T114: to thin the woodland to improve sunlight penetration and air circulation across the 1st green and apron.
T15b: to continue the work undertaken in this area by removing three trees identified for creating the most shade nearest to the green on the east and south side. Further canopy reductions will also be undertaken.
Other work will focus on improving the line of play where trees have grown wide and tee shots in particular have become very tight in recent years. These trees will only be decreased in size and not removed.
All this work has been agreed for implementation by Bromley Councils Arboricultural Officer.
Any large specimens or veteran oaks will not be removed unless they pose a risk to safety, or agreed upon for removal by Bromley Council. General pruning reducing canopies and raising low branches with continue as part of the normal tree works program. Other trees under the 30cm limit (agreed by Bromley Council), may be removed where necessary.
Plans to re-stock in practical places will also be undertaken. Some locations have already been
identified as suitable.