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Old 05-21-2019, 04:41 AM
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I did not see this tree either before or after it was taken out.

I would hope there was a good reason for removing it but it's a shame when a viable old tree is removed; that is why I and others were curious as to why it was taken out.

One would assume the county gave permission to cut the tree down but in TV, I have found that you can "assume" nothing.

If the reason for this tree removal was because so many people hit it, logic tells me that all they had to do was improve their game!
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I really think some trees are lovely and some are a nuisance. Just like people

I see no evidence of widespread tree murder. I think it will all turn out all right.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:18 AM
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NOT an arborist...but perhaps the tree or trees are diseased. IF on the golf course I'm sure there's a very good reason for this. I remember back in the day Elm trees were cut down. They were beautiful and offered a wonderful canopy of shade but it was found they had a disease that spread to other trees. I'm guessing whomever is taking care of Chula Vista keeps their eyes on things though these trees aren't the Elms I mentioned.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:20 PM
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There are different rules for different folks. When the trees are on a Championship course, the trees can be cut down at will. Several years ago golf management cut 27 large oaks from a stand of oaks behind our house. I called Todd Basso while the cutting was going on and asked why they were doing it and basically his answer was so the remaining oaks could "flourish." When asked if he had consulted an arborist, the answer was "No."
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One less tree for me to hit
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:17 PM
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They don't just cut down an oak tree for fun. There has to be a valid reason.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:24 PM
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The Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania cut down 15,000 trees to reshape the course. The Trump National Golf Club in Virginia cut down 400 trees to give golfers a better view of the Potomac. Hard to get excited about one tree that we don't even know the reason why it was removed.

However, I wasn't happy when they cut down a couple of stately Oaks to build the Edgewater Bungalows on Old Mill Run.

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Old 05-22-2019, 11:40 AM
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The Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania cut down 15,000 trees to reshape the course. The Trump National Golf Club in Virginia cut down 400 trees to give golfers a better view of the Potomac. Hard to get excited about one tree that we don't even know the reason why it was removed.

However, I wasn't happy when they cut down a couple of stately Oaks to build the Edgewater Bungalows on Old Mill Run.

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Old 05-23-2019, 07:22 AM
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The new golf courses don't have trees they just took the cow pasture dug a few holes ...filled with sand....stuck 18 flags in the ground and called the the new good course
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The new golf courses don't have trees they just took the cow pasture dug a few holes ...filled with sand....stuck 18 flags in the ground and called the the new good course

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Old 05-23-2019, 08:04 AM
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Trees are often removed from golf courses because they are detrimental to the adjacent green. if the green is not getting enough sun or air it can cause problems. Tree roots will often find their way under a green because the greens are fed so well. If I recall, that green has always had condition problems.


I don't know for sure but that could be the reason. We have plenty of those live oaks on and off golf courses here in TV. One is not going to matter.
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