Thursday, July 7, 2011

Losing Big Branches on Oak Trees

The heat of the summer has finally arrived. It has been a long, wet, and mild winter where our oak trees have put on a lot of new growth. This new growth adds weight to the ends of the limbs especially when the weather heats up. When it is hot, the trees take up a lot of water. This additional weight often causes large limbs to drop from the oaks. We have experienced this on quite a few oaks this year. Below are photos from the large limbs that recently fell from trees along #7 fairway and #9 tee. Unfortunately, the tree alongside #9 tee will have to be removed for safety concerns.

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