Buckthorn Removal Project

The Mens Club has been working since the winter of 2011 to remove Buckthorn from the golf course. With the 2021 project underway, we are in our 10th year of work .

Buckthorn is a very invasive plant/tree in our area. Our goal is to eradiacte it from the golf course. Where we encounter it most is on the berms along 14, 16, 17 and 18.

Here are some articles and presentations on what's so bad about it:


Here is the chronology of the Buckthorn Removal Project by Year (highlighted areas have descriptions and pictures  linked): 

2021:  Focus is on the tees and greens:

2020: the Year of Covid; no work was completed




The early years  focused on the berms around the course (holes 18, 17,16 and 14). Here is what it looked like when we started:

Top: 17th tee       Middle: Along 17 Top: Workers on 16    Below: Along 18  



In the  winter of 2017, our focus was to trim all the trees on the course up to around 6 feet (to allow mowers easier access as well as allow more sun and wind on the course). 

This is the area left of the 2nd fairway (on the hill) :

and the area between the 10th green and 11th tee (during work and after)