Buckthorn Removal Project
The Mens Club has been working since the winter of 2011 to remove Buckthorn from the golf course.
Buckthorn is a very invasive plant/tree in our area. Here are some articles on what's so bad about it:
- What is Buckthorn
- Why Invasive Buckthorn is bad for your yard, the environment (Chicago Tribune 5-13-21)
The early years focused on the berms around the course (holes 18, 17,16 and 14). Here is what it looked like when we started:
|Top: 17th tee Middle: Along 17||Top: Workers on 16 Below: Along 18|
In the winter of 2017, our focus was to trim all the trees on the course up to around 6 feet (to allow mowers easier access as well as allow more sun and wind on the course).
This is the area left of the 2nd fairway (on the hill) :
and the area between the 10th green and 11th tee (during work and after)