The beginning of 2019 has seen Surrey Forestry working on the first stage of a key heathland restoration project. The works took place at Woking Golf Club, Surrey’s oldest golf club, a club which is proudly celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
Woking Golf Club is a stunning course, originally designed by the historic heathland golf course architect, Tom Dunn in 1893.
Surrey Forestry were contracted at the end of 2018 to be part of the major regeneration project at this much-loved course. As part of a large team of experts and golf course architects, we worked hard to remove 150 tonnes of trees to improve the vistas for members and visitors for generations to come.
The trees excavated will now be milled and utilised. The Oak will be used for fencing, furniture grade boards and beams and Silver Birch, Beech and Sweet Chestnut will be used for firewood and biomass. Not a branch shall go to waste.
It was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated, professional and passionate team. Golf courses are our favourite sites to work on. Not only because of our love of the sport but the also the way our work improves the landscape so dramatically. Additionally, being in such a beautifully maintained piece of land and seeing it change through the seasons is a stunning environment to work. Phases 2 and 3 of this project will continue in the autumn and we very much look forward to returning.