Saturday, February 18, 2017
To make the limbing up process easier we created a secure platform which we placed on the front end loader tractor which allowed us to reach farther up the tree to do a better job. Trying to hold up an extended pole saw will tire the operator out quickly so this technique makes it safer and more productive. With safety in mind the saw operator is secured to the tractor with a safety harness so he can not fall out. This process has really sped up the limbing project and we are through the front nine in only a couple of weeks.
WoodMaxx DC-1260 chipper. It will easily chip up a limb up to 4" and is very economically priced compared to some of the chippers we were looking at to rent. Now we have a chipper to help clean up the course when needed.
The wood chips through the native areas are a nice addition to our golf course and will help our walking guests have a better round. That being said these areas are for WALKERS ONLY. NO golf carts should ever be taken into native grass areas or driven down the wood chip walk paths. Please allow me to repeat this. THE WOOD CHIP PATHS ARE FOR WALKERS ONLY. GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THEM!!!! Please help the course by doing your part and obeying the cart rules that are in place at Harrison Bay or at your own course if you can't come join us.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Airstone from Lowes. The Airstone was a great product to use as it is lightweight, can easily be cut to fit with a hacksaw or a radial arm saw outfitted with a masonry blade, and is easily attached to the block wall with an exterior adhesive. The varying colors, textures, and thickness of the Airstone gave us the ability to contrast the stone work and give the columns some character and interest.