|removing tree stumps and roots|
The mulch cart path extension at the middle tee on #2 has, for years, been difficult to keep in good condition. Mulch tends to wash downhill during storms, and we have not had the budget to keep replacing it. In the absence of mulch, the soil eroded downhill exposing the roots from the nearby Elm trees. This has left us with a less than acceptable cart path area. This past spring, the two elm trees that provided shade to this area never leafed out and by summer it was clear they weren't coming back. When it came time to cut them down for this project, we discovered Dutch Elm disease to be the culprit. The need to remove the trees helped to convince us that we ought to go ahead and get this project underway.
|gravel path being installed|
The grounds staff and I are very excited about this project and thus far member feedback has been very positive!
|gravel down, RR ties being secured, and soil back fill getting ready for sod|