Monday, February 6, 2017

Golf Course Maintenance Weekly 2/7/17

Leaning Digger Pine

In the southwest corner Granite Bay Golf Club there are, or at least there used to be, a couple of 60 foot high Digger Pines (pinus sabiniana). One of these pines in particular is leaning towards Roseville Parkway and if it did fall with all of the wet weather we have been having it, would fall across Roseville Parkway and I don't need to tell you what kind of problems that could cause.

The two questionable Digger Pines in relation to the
 saturated slope & Roseville Parkway

The west side slope

Another angle depicting the lean towards Roseville Parkway

Digger Pines do put down a tap root to draw water from deep in the soil which is why they survive in our dry climate. This tap root, along with conducting water for the trees survival, stabilizes the pine tree and is likely what has kept these trees from falling over years ago. However the soil on the west side of these trees was cut years ago during the construction of Roseville Parkway I suspect and with the recent rains softening the soil around the trees base a consulting arborist recommended their removal.

Tree crew on the job this morning Monday 1/6/17

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