A Little Tree Trimming
The trouble with having hundreds, probably thousands, of trees on your golf course is that they need care. They are forever getting hit with a disease, lightening or wind. When I was a kid, I would ride around the golf course with my dad and he would point out something that I believed to be a truly dangerous disease. Dad called it mower blight. I can remember thinking that it sounded so terrible. Dad made it sound like it was the worst disease known to man. Mower blight is caused from mowers who run into a tree and scrape off the bark.
One of the hardest working tools we have at the golf course is my Dad’s tree trimmer. My dad is Tom, Toad Valley’s Tree Guy. He often comes in with scrapes and bloody arms, but he always gets his way when trimming out dead branches on trees.
His handy tool makes his job easier.
Tom has perfected his method of picking up tree branches. He puts the biggest branches on the bottom of the pile. Then, he fills in with all the smaller branches until he has a nice tight pile of branches.