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Tree Replacement Program

Since arriving just before summer in 2015, we have been aggressively removing dead and diseased trees and replacing them with new varieties in better locations.  My predecessor, Mike Rayman, began the process years before and deserves tremendous credit for his efforts.  We also owe thanks to our University Grounds department and their tree specialists.  Many years prior to my arrival at Weibring GC, they began planting/transplanting trees into a little used space adjacent to the golf course. We refer to this area as the tree nursery (located just west of #3 tee box) and in total we transplanted 35 trees into the golf course. Dr. Kopsell and a number of his horticulture students here at ISU have been tremendously helpful in identifying our trees, rating their health, and suggesting better replacements for diversity and quality.  You can see some of their work as you pass by the trees during your next round.  Every tree on the golf course was identified, GPS mapped, and tagged with an I…