Job Done - Tree planting

Project: Planting trees on golf courses across the UK
Client: Nine UK golf courses
Contractor: Trees provided by Headland Amenity

Hundreds of trees have been planted at golf courses across the UK, following an initiative designed to offset turf and amenity product manufacturer Headland Amenity's carbon footprint.

The Cambridgeshire firm launched a competition at this year's Harrogate Week in January for UK golf course managers to win the trees after Headland's operations director Mark De Ath formulated the idea.

More than 600 trees are now in the ground at nine golf courses from Scotland to Wolverhampton.

The championship Carrick Golf Course on the banks of Loch Lomond was one of the winners, and course manager Kerr Rowan used his trees to create a screen around the greenkeeping sheds.

Harrogate Golf Club's head greenkeeper Tony Baxby planted his mixture of alders, maple and wild cherry in six different areas of the course.

Hampshire's Royal Winchester Golf Club course manager Kevin Unsworth has created a tree nursery. He explained: "(The trees) are quite small and I want to put them into our conservation area. We clear it once a year and if I can get this done in the autumn that would be the best time to plant them into their permanent positions."

The other winners are: Steve McAdams of Lytham Green Drive, Lytham St Annes; Chris Webb of Mid Yorkshire Golf Club, Pontefract; Cedrick Gough of Broadway Golf Club, Worcestershire; Jeff Dickinson of Springwater Golf Club, Nottingham; Rhys Thomas of South Staffordshire Golf Club, Wolverhampton; and Roger Shaw of Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, Carrville, Co. Durham.


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