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#1 languid

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:27 AM

My Club has a tee that needs an additional screening tree for safety screening. It should be relatively fast growing maybe to 10 metes but less would be fine.  The tree would be ideally handling shots intended to go 160 metres being pull hooked (right-hander) entering the tree about 80 metres on its journey. 

The conditions are reasonable soil, plenty of sun, cooler climate. Irrigation system would not supply much water to the location.

Suggestions please.

 



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 02:24 PM

Some bottlebrushes grow to 6m (e.g. Dawson River) but would take years to grow and playing out from under them would be nigh on impossible.

 

A fence can be 'grown' in a couple of days and players would get a drop away.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:14 AM

Found what I want. The generic name is Castwellian Gold of the cupressus group.
Fast growing to 10 metres in 5 years.
We already have a few on our course.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:41 AM

That sure is fast growth
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:33 AM

That sure is fast growth

Yeah. That is what the literature says. The guy who helped me with this grows all sorts of stuff at his home nursery. He said this tree is used a lot by Developers who clear an area of a lot or most of the vegetation and want to plant stuff on their site to make it look good fast.

He has a few specimens at his place now. Between 2 and 3 metres tall..

The roots have struck through the pots (normal).. 

He said in winter time it would be okay to transplant them wherever.

This bloke is amazing with knowledge of trees. He has a look and usually can give common name and botanical name. He usually knows a lot more about the specifics, flowers etc.,

I don't think he could name all 600 or so eucalypts...can anyone?

He pointed out the other day we have some Portuguese Laurels on our course and then reeled off e with the botanical name.  Uncommon here but he recognised them. 



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:17 PM

Yeah. That is what the literature says. The guy who helped me with this grows all sorts of stuff at his home nursery. He said this tree is used a lot by Developers who clear an area of a lot or most of the vegetation and want to plant stuff on their site to make it look good fast.
He has a few specimens at his place now. Between 2 and 3 metres tall..
The roots have struck through the pots (normal)..
He said in winter time it would be okay to transplant them wherever.
This bloke is amazing with knowledge of trees. He has a look and usually can give common name and botanical name. He usually knows a lot more about the specifics, flowers etc.,
I don't think he could name all 600 or so eucalypts...can anyone?
He pointed out the other day we have some Portuguese Laurels on our course and then reeled off e with the botanical name. Uncommon here but he recognised them.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 04:33 PM

What about Allamanda cathartica, or Syzigium luehmannii, or the 'robusta ' or 'glauca' species ???
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Posted 18 December 2015 - 06:07 PM

Yeah what about ... ummm ... those ones?
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Posted 18 December 2015 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:06 PM

A little story about trees.

Currently doing some work at Darwin GC. Course built in the 70's around a new housing estate but by mid 80's needed some trees along the edges of the narrow fairway corridors to protect the housing.

 

The tree of choice was African Mahogany that are massive specimens and some of the canopies are up to 30m across.

 

Move forward to 2015. Life expectancy of the African Mahogany about 30 years. These things are falling over. One killed a poor person at another Darwin Course last year and now Council demanding they all go. Will make for some interesting times along the property edges regarding safety.

 

Moral of the story...quick growing is fine in the short term but think it through to the next few decades.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:38 PM

Like anything, it's all about having a tree management plan to work too. And, a lot of courses, don't have one in place.
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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:28 AM

Like anything, it's all about having a tree management plan to work too. And, a lot of courses, don't have one in place.

Amen Ah Ben


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:47 AM

It's very common in businesses large and small that anything with a lifecycle longer than a few years is poorly managed as it gets closer to the end of its life. Fleet replacement in the rail industry is a similar story - it's as if all of a sudden the life has come to an end and then there is panic.
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