We are pleased to announce the tree transplant project is underway. The contractor arrived Monday, February 13th and, as you see in the included photo, has begun working to expose the tree’s root ball. The area being excavated is approximately 22 feet in diameter and as much as eight (8) feet deep. Over the next two weeks, they will be constructing a box to encapsulate the root ball. Weather permitting, the contractor plans to conduct the actual relocation on or about March 1st. The tree, a 70-foot white oak, will be moved from the right side of the 12th hole to the 15th hole and placed in nearly the same location as the previous oak tree lost during a severe storm last June.
Time-lapse cameras have been set up to document the entire process. Kinloch Superintendent, Trevor Hedgepeth, and his team will also provide periodic updates on the Kinloch Maintenance Blog (www.kinlochgcm.blogspot.com ) as well as our Twitter Feed (@KinlochDaily). We encourage you to view both areas for informative updates throughout the season.
This transplant is an exciting undertaking. As we approach and confirm the actual relocation day, we will communicate that information. We welcome you to visit the club at any time during the coming weeks to view the process firsthand.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the club soon.
All the best,