Long Term Tree Placement Plan
The board of directors has approved a long term tree placement plan as proposed by the greens committee in conjunction with the tree development committee. The following is the hole by hole description of the tree planting and tree removal to be done in the next few years.
LONG TERM TREE PLACEMENT PLAN – 2013
HOLE # 1
1) N44E 17.142 – W066E 06.704 ( safety issue )
2) N44E 17.142 – W066E 06.703 ( safety issue )
On going maintenance – a) On the left of the fairway there are some poorly developed birch trees causing a gap. b) Remove one dead tree and plant 2 to fill the gap, after drainage is complete to dry up the area.
3) N44E 17.239 – W066E 06.741 (around green)
4) N44E 17.256 – W066E 06.755 (around green)
On going maintenance – a) Clean up to the right side and back of the #1 green – trimming some of the maple trees and cutting dead or dying trees. b) Keep the bank of the brook clean of shrubs.
HOLE # 2 a row of trees mid point on the hill between # 3 and # 2 to define the # 2 green.
5) N44E 17.221 – W066E 06.927 (on the hill between # 3 & # 2)
6) N44E 17.217 – W066E 06.936 (on the hill between # 3 & # 2)
7) N44E 17.227 – W066E 06.921 (on the hill between # 3 & # 2)
8) N44E 17.234 – W066E 06.914 (on the hill between # 3 & # 2
Ongoing maintenance – a) Clear out the alders on the left side in the lateral, leaving the good trees. b) After clearing out the alders on the left, construct a pond in the area. c) Place a sand trap in the front of the green and to the right, then remove the cluster of trees on the fairway between the pond and the green. d) Plant some spruce trees on left of the car path just after leaving the green.
HOLE # 3: Ongoing maintenance – a) On the left from tee to green, clean out the alders and bushes to allow the apple trees to show; b) Cut and or trim the old and fallen spruce trees on the left of the fairway from the 150 yard mark into and behind the green. c) On the left, from approximately the 100 yard point, to the front of the green fill in any large gap with spruce trees. d) Around the back of the green, and to the back left, clean more of the brush and plant some hardwood trees such as pear, beech or red maple to encircle the green and add character ( not a priority)
HOLE # 4: Ongoing maintenance a) Thin out the left side by cutting some spruce trees, that are dying or shabby looking..
HOLE # 5:
9 –13) The willows on the left side of this fairway need to be replaced. Then extend the tree line from this way point, N44E17.299′ – W066E06.561, all the way down toward the tee as far as the pond. Keep the tree line to the right of the out of bounds line and ensure that the tree line is at least 33 feet from the center of the road. Using copper beech along this tree line might add colour and character.
14) SAFETY ISSUE – Place a tree around the 250 yard mark on the right hand side, in the rough between the fairway and the apple trees, as a protection from balls coming off tee of #8.
HOLE # 6
15) Place a tree on the right of the green, between the green and the car path.
16-18 At the green, on the right need 2 – 3 trees to replace the willows, but not in a row, and to balance the “new” tree on the left of the car path.
Ongoing maintenance – a) Develop a hedge behind the tee box, replacing the existing “bushes”. b) The line of spruce trees currently from the # 6 tee box along the # 5 fairway are not on the Clare Golf Course. . There needs to be a tree or hedge boarder from the tee box down along the #5 fairway. This is a priority item.
HOLE # 7 – Completed 2012. This hole needed immediate attention due to the loss of a number of trees over several years. The following 10 trees were planted on May 16th and 17th 2012. These trees were acquired as bare root, Norwegian Maple.
1) N44E 17.165′ – W066E 06.548′
2) N44E 17.172′ – W066E 06.536
3) N44E 17.175′ – W066E 06.522
4) N44E 17.178′ – W066E 06.512
5) N44E 17.170′ – W066E 06.491 (right side )
6) N44E 17.183′ – W066E 06.505
7) N44E 17.161′ – W066E 06.507 (right side)
8 – 9) ( during planting added another two trees to the right side )
10) (during planting tree added on left of car path to obscure the #8 tee deck )
HOLE # 8
>19) N44E17.214′ – W066E06.515′
20) N44E17.221′ – W066E06.537
HOLE # 9 – SAFETY ISSUE – Plant three (3) trees at approximately the 200 Yard mark in
>the rough off the fairway between the tree line of #1 & # 9 ( there is an opening there now.)
21) N44E17.185′ – W066E06.709′
22) N44E17.167′ – W066E06.702′
23) N44E17.178′ – W066E06.714′
Ongoing maintenance, SAFETY ISSUE – construct a fence from the practice tee box along the car path to provide some protection coming up #9 from errant balls off the practice tee.
Two (2) trees near Green, between car Path and practice tee. This is in addition to the fence:
24) N44E17.103′ – W066E06.649′
25) N44E17.108′ – W066E06.647′
HOLE # 10:
Ongoing maintenance a) Clean the alders on left hand side, and let the apple trees grow.
HOLE # 11
26) Between the 2 “new” birch trees plant a maple
27) Plant a weeping willow near the apple tree in front of the pond on the left.
Ongoing maintenance – a) To speed up play, clean all the alders along the left hand side. This will also let sunlight in on the spruce trees. Leave the popular at N 44E 16.974′ W066E 06.643 trees AND plant some spruce and / or maples there where there are “vacant spots”, to make a barrier between the highway and the fairway.
HOLE # 12 To define the dog leg plant several trees at the following locations (suggest alternating with different types of trees such as copper beech, maple etc. but all hard wood to give some variety):
28) N 44E 16.974′ W066E 06.643 (122)
29) N 44E 16.969′ W066E 06.649 (121)
30) N 44E 16.966′ W066E 06.681 (123)
31) N 44E 16.969′ W066E 06.688 (124)
32) N 44E 16.968′ W066E 06.722 (125)
33) N 44E 16.965′ W066E 06.752 (126)
34) N 44E 16.951′ W066E 06.782 (127)
HOLE # 13 Between # 13 and #16 fairways, to provide some separation of the fairways and also for safety reasons. These could be spruce.
35) N44E 16.811 – W066E 06.648 (between #13 & 16)
36) N44E 16.800′ – W066E 06.657 (between #13 & 16)
37) N44E 16.801′ – W066E 06.628 (between #13 & 16)
HOLE # 14: Ongoing maintenance – a) To speed up play clean out on the alders all the way on the left of the fairway especially from the 150 yard to the green. b) Clean up the alders and bushes behind the green.
HOLE # 15: Ongoing maintenance – remove the 4 dying large spruce trees behind the green and put mounds or a sand trap behind the green.
HOLE # 16 Two trees were planted on the right side and mid point of the fairway to replace an apple tree lost 2011. Completed in May 17 2012 with bare root Norwegian Maple .
11) N44E 16.815′ – W066E 06.660 ( right fairway ) – Planted May 17, 2012
12) N44E 16.805′ – W066E 06.669 ( right fairway ) – Planted May 17, 2012
38) N 44E 16.777′ W066E 06.657 (161) – aesthetic
39) N 44E 16.779′ W066E 06.667 (162) – aesthetic
40) N 44E 16.770′ W066E 06.639 (163) – aesthetic
41) N 44E 16.797′ W066E 06.704 (164) – aesthetic
42) N 44E 16.800′ W066E 06.709 (165) – aesthetic
Ongoing maintenance – a) Clean up the dead trees on the right hand side of the tee box to the opening – and thin the spruce trees allowing some of the good and young seedlings to grow. b) At the back side of the green on #16 there are some old hackmatack trees, these can be replaced with some apple trees or a similar type.
HOLE # 17: Ongoing maintenance – a) Clear out alders on the left, let the good trees stand, this will help a better line of view of the green from the tee deck.
HOLE # 18
43) N 44E 16.975′ W066E 06.833 – to replace 2 trees on the right by the car path.
44-50) Plant willows /or other hardwood all along the left side of the fairway from the new foot bridge to the green to give a boarder to the hole.
Ongoing maintenance – a) Remove the large spruce tree on the left of the tee deck, removing the roots which are growing into the deck.