Maintenance and renovation practices at the oldest 18 hole country club west of the Mississippi. Host of 1904 Gold Medal Matches in the Olympics
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Effectiveness and necessity for tree root pruning
We have not completed all tree root pruning on the course but the areas which have been given this treatment are showing good results.
A decision was made many years ago to place a tree whose ultimate height could be 70-90' tall only 30' behind the green on #11. The top picture shows the location of the tree and its proximity to the green. The bottom picture shows the root pruning line that was completed less than 3 months ago. The line was cut between the tree base and the green. It does not take a turf professional's eye to see the vast improvement in plant health and vitality.