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KCFDC Courses => Rosedale => Topic started by: AdamC on June 28, 2013, 09:05:34 AM

Title: 16's fairway
Post by: AdamC on June 28, 2013, 09:05:34 AM
I've been kinda absent on the forums so this might have already been covered, but what happened to the two guardian trees on 16's fairway?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kaemmn2fnogka1e/Photo%20Jun%2027%2C%205%2054%2059%20PM.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/kaemmn2fnogka1e/Photo%20Jun%2027%2C%205%2054%2059%20PM.jpg)

I'm assuming these had to be removed due to that same beetle infestation?  Poor trees  :(  I hugged the one still standing and I think it made him feel better about losing his friends.   
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: BenC on June 28, 2013, 09:17:23 AM
It was either the beetles, drought or root damage but they never came back this year.
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: jhinck2 on June 28, 2013, 09:18:24 AM
How much does it cost to plant a few new trees?  I know that hole is still sloped to add a little difficulty, but those trees MADE that hole tough.
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: Jake B on June 28, 2013, 09:30:22 AM
WOW! That sure changes the hole.  :(  I'm glad I can say that got to play it one more time before they were removed.... and birdied it. :)
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: coops on June 28, 2013, 09:34:25 AM
Yeah. That long position with that tree was probably the best (or among the best) holes on the course. I heard they were hit by lightning. In any case, hopefully something can be done to help make the hole better, still.
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Post by: jamidanger on June 28, 2013, 10:00:00 AM
the "ferment" tree at the nelson is truly beetle proof, costs about 200 k and would make a fine addition to rosedale #16

(http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz352/jamidanger/fermenttree_zpsfc5480b4.jpg) (http://s843.photobucket.com/user/jamidanger/media/fermenttree_zpsfc5480b4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: BenC on June 28, 2013, 10:47:44 AM
It might have been lightning that finally got them cut down but they were dead before with no signs of a lightning strike. 
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: coops on June 28, 2013, 10:51:30 AM
Dead or not they were integral to the hole.
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: zumagun on June 28, 2013, 01:38:50 PM
Could some club money be used to purchase a hot air balloon?  Charging people for rides would generate cashflow, and when the balloon is not in use, It could be kept on the fairway of 16.

(http://i.imgur.com/fOIBqj6.jpg)
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: robm on June 28, 2013, 02:21:41 PM
KCFBC
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: spnachio on June 28, 2013, 04:14:30 PM


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Hey Rob, that balloon is the same colors as the triangle sticker on your bumper of your car.  ;)
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: Kelly Markum on June 28, 2013, 04:47:31 PM
Haaaa
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: robm on June 28, 2013, 05:47:33 PM
No, I'm pretty sure my LBG sticker is black and white.

Yes.  LBG.






Lawrence Brewers Guild, what else would it be?
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: Mike Hyzer on June 28, 2013, 08:15:47 PM
How much does it cost to plant a few new trees?  I know that hole is still sloped to add a little difficulty, but those trees MADE that hole tough.

Small seedlings are cheap but they are also fragile and it takes a long time for.them to become "guardian trees". Any tree that would add immediate results to the hole would probably be a few hundred dollars when it's all said and done.
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: john theiss on June 29, 2013, 05:45:31 PM
mike, yes and no about cost of trees.  i bought two 25' London Plane Sycamores last fall for 100 a piece. industry standard is $80 and inch, and the trees i have our 4".  They are kicking ass this summer and doing great.  you just have to shop the nurseries.  sometimes they just want to get rid of the bigger trees.  i planted them myself.  Sycamores are fantastic trees.  i thought i heard that KCMO arborist was against them, not sure though. Maybe wyco is different.  i love them because they are a hardwood, can grow up to 6 ft a year, and the London Plane variety was one of the only trees to have survived in the city of London during the worst of the soot/coal burning.  they can survive heat well and prosper near water since they lack a single tap root and it makes it harder for them to drown in high water tables.

i got a couple pics but do not know how  to get them uploaded.  when you see them, you can't believe they only cost 100. 
Title: Re: 16's fairway
Post by: Mike Hyzer on June 29, 2013, 10:10:47 PM
mike, yes and no about cost of trees.  i bought two 25' London Plane Sycamores last fall for 100 a piece. industry standard is $80 and inch, and the trees i have our 4".  They are kicking ass this summer and doing great.  you just have to shop the nurseries.  sometimes they just want to get rid of the bigger trees.  i planted them myself.  Sycamores are fantastic trees.  i thought i heard that KCMO arborist was against them, not sure though. Maybe wyco is different.  i love them because they are a hardwood, can grow up to 6 ft a year, and the London Plane variety was one of the only trees to have survived in the city of London during the worst of the soot/coal burning.  they can survive heat well and prosper near water since they lack a single tap root and it makes it harder for them to drown in high water tables.

i got a couple pics but do not know how  to get them uploaded.  when you see them, you can't believe they only cost 100.

Wow, nice deal dude. I was thinking the cost of the tree plus someone coming out with a spade and planting them. I think the Sycamore trees around town are beautiful, especially when the leaves are gone and all you see are the white branches.