2018 Tree Planting Drive
Stratford Oaks is committed to making improvements for the present and for the future. The course has reached a reasonably mature age and it can be seen where areas could be enhanced by further tree and shrub planting with regards to playability, aesthetics and in places safety.
The club is indebted to Paul Betambeau who has offered his professional advice with regards to species, varieties and suppliers. A combination of STANDARD 8-12 ft trees and WHIPS 2-3 ft, to include Norway Maple, Red Oak, London Plane, Hornbeam and Silver Birch will be planted in suitably sized holes with good topsoil to encourage root development and growth.
The initial areas of the course that will be enhanced from more trees are shown below. We have now collected sufficient funds for this first phase of the project and are holding the official TREE PLANTING DAY on Friday 16th March for those who would like to be hands on with the planting of their tree or trees!
Nigel Powell | Director of Golf
The 5th hole image shows it 'tightened' up on the right hand side, directing the tee shot slightly more to the left with the fairway re-shaped accordingly. This tree area will also offer some protection to the 6th hole from the men's tee should drives be hit too far to the right. Approximate quantity required: 5 Standard tree & 10 Whips
18th & 13th Tees
With careful tree planting we will make the tees more integral to the hole they represent. Approximate quantity required: 8 Standard tree & 20 Whips
This large grassed area has no planting at all and is not in keeping with the rest of the course. However, with some well spaced Standards this will transform the space and give a good first impression to players at the start of their round. Approximate quantity required: 50 Whips