Trees are an important part of the infrastructure at many golf facilities. They frame holes and dictate the line of play while providing golfers with much-desired shade. It’s no secret that trees can become problematic on a golf course, but they are undoubtedly an asset when properly maintained. As golf courses, and other facilities for that matter, look to plant new trees, however, they must look ahead to when those trees mature, a half-century or more from now. Dr. Jason Grabosky of Rutgers University says it’s important to look into the future and have an understanding of what the climate will be like in the final third of the 21st century.
/ / Tall timing: Why it’s wise to look far ahead when planting new trees on a golf course.