Greys Green Golf Course, located near Henley on Thames, had a two-pronged requirement.
“I originally called four companies to ask about moving a vast amount of trees which we wanted to save and work into our redesigned course,” said Lee Rawlings, ex-pro golfer who runs L & N Golf Management, which designs and builds golf courses. “I also wanted on-going consultancy to act as an expert sounding board.”
Lee appointed The Tree and Hedge Company, who advised him on moving a vast number of trees, from self-seeded whips up to larger trees of 35cm in girth, as well as clumps of shrubs, such as gorse bushes.
With many trees being closely planted, some will have to be sacrificed to allow others to be successfully transplanted. In addition, a bespoke maintenance plan, which will include some foliage reduction, was suggested by T & H for a two-year period to ensure the re-plating would be successful.
“I’ve been delighted with everything that The Tree & Hedge Company has done” said Lee Rawlings. “Alan is thoroughly professional in his approach and immersed in what we’re trying to achieve. He is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, offering advice and service. You can tell when someone is genuinely interested, and he is. “