Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

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Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby gvan » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:37 pm

I just received word from Gwinnett County that they have been trimming and removing trees in several parks over the last few weeks. This work will be very visible at Alexander Park this week. The trimming/removal is to support crime prevention. GCPR says that this is not in response to any specific incidents.

I've asked that if any medium to large trees are to be removed from the course that they contact me to discuss impact on design. Their plan is to allow visibility into the course from the paved paths and road where the police conduct patrols based on some standards they have for all parks. The GDGO is working to minimize impact on the course design.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby gvan » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:57 pm

BTW, One of the designers is now in on the discussion and is trying to minimize any more impact to the course.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby Mort » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:31 pm

A few things #12 would be nice if they could cut the big vines hanging in the middle of the fairway towards the left.

#14 & #15 Tee pads need some work with the erosion.

The trees look nice along #3


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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby djester » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:17 am

Easier to see the ladies walking!
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby Cha Ching » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:18 am

djester wrote:Easier to see the ladies walking!
Giggity, giggity, goo!!

Plenty of them to look at at The Alex!! 8)
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby Ghostinthemachine » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:08 am

I think they could trim the bushes and rough under the trees and leave the trees alone if they wanted to increase visibility. More work for the park and not a much fun as using a chainsaw.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby gvan » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:43 am

Just heard this morning that the work they did earlier is all they intend to do. I'm not sure how he trimming at 17 helps visibility, but that's the worst of the modifications. Apparently our park contacts were warned of "upcoming" work after the work was completed.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby cnalbers » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:48 am

They simply ruined the A position at 17. The only way to fix it is to replant trees. The rest of the stuff they did will grow back. But 17 really bothers me. I think they should replace they trees they cut down, not just let the stumps regrow (if they even will). If GCPR does not replace them, then the GDGO should, IMO... or we could ask for donations to replace the lost trees.

For those that do not know... the trees right of 17A that blocked access from 16's fairway were removed. This effectively removes the penalty for going long & right, making the hole much easier to play.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby SKELETOR » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:20 pm

I like what was done on 17 it makes a difficult hole a little easier to play. So now I might be able to get a 4 instead of a 5 on the 2 longest placements when my disc goes a little to far near 16 tee pad.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby Carl Wms » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:01 pm

Skeletor please get back in the pond and don't come out until you find my discs.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby SKELETOR » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:50 am

As soon as someone gets me some hip waders I will go in and get discs. Carl next time you are at good will get me a pair.
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby Ghostinthemachine » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:27 am

You could use garbage bags. ;>
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Re: Tree Trimming at Alexader this week (1/18/10)

Postby billnchristy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:03 pm

Well with the trimming on 8 the geniuses have almost assured a walker will get nailed with a disc some day.

The heavy growth behind the baskets is there for a reason guys!

It didn't kill the character of the course but the trimming of the low branches on 3, the widening on 8, and the shule clearing on 17 certainly prove that any ole guy with a trimmer shouldn't just "go at it".

Oh well, its their park and they will neuter it if they want to right?
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