Buckthorn Removal Project

The Mens Club has been working since the winter of 2011 to remove Buckthorn from the golf course. With the 2021-22 project underway, we are in our 10th year of work .

Buckthorn is a very invasive plant/tree in our area. Our goal is to eradiacte it from the golf course. Where we encounter it most is on the berms along 14, 16, 17 and 18.

Here are some articles and presentations on what's so bad about it:

 

Here is the chronology of the Buckthorn Removal Project by Year (highlighted areas have descriptions and pictures  linked): 

2021 (Year 10) :  Focus is on the tees and greens:

2020: (Year 9)  the Year of Covid; some work was completed by solo wokers

2019: (Year 8) 

  • a lot of clean up around the course

2018-19  (Year 7) :

  • Trim trees on 1 : left bank, left near 10 tee)
  • Trim trees left of 3 

2017-18 (Year 6) :  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). 

  • Trim up trees on 1,2,10,14,15 and 18
  • Trim trees left of 7, right of 12; right of 7 that hang over water
  • Trim trees in back of 15 tee, right of ladies tees
  • Trim trees left side of 9

 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,

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)

 

 

2016-17 :Year 5 

  • 14 tee (back and to the west)
  • Island near 15 green
  • 16th tee
  • 14 berm 
  • 18 tee (South)

2015-16: Year 4

  • 18 tee (toward south)
  • 14 tee (around the pump)
  • left of 3 , back of 2 green
  • Area in back of 14 green
  • Trees in back of 16 green

2013-14: Year 3

  • 1 on left next to pond (before pump house)
  • Along 14 green
  • Along 16 green
  • Continue on 18th Berm

 

2012-13: Year 2

  • 17 near the green
  • start on the 18th berm
  • Between 15 green and 17th tee
  • Island near 15 green

2011-12: Year 1 

  • Focus was on area in back of 18 tee
  • the berm along 16
  • the 17th tee