In our practice we see far too many courses have not managed the trees and woodlands on and around their golf courses, which in many cases has led to a significant deterioration of the original design.
At IVGD we love trees so much that we even live in a house in the forest. However loving trees does not mean that trees should not be managed. We believe that we should try to maintain the balance of open space and trees that provides for the best sort of golf and at the same time giving greenkeepers a chance to provide the players with high quality playing surfaces.
We also strongly advise our clients to work with high quality woodland management experts, such as John Nicholson in the UK and Ronald Buiting in the Netherlands, when they want to seriously manage the trees and woodlands on their classic golf courses.