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Hometrees

Author:  Tom Brady To most golfers, trees are just an obstacle to be overcome, but Toad Valley is more than just that.  Forty years ago, when we opened, there were no trees on the course.  Every tree has been planted.  Some by “critters” and wind (once a seed source was near enough), but most have […]

This is Tom, Toad Valley’s Friendly Tree Guy, back with my first introduction to the trees of Toad Valley.  If you recall, I earlier described how I have planted nearly all of the trees on the course.  Over the years, I have planted almost 300 different varieties.  Today I’m going to introduce you to the […]

As mentioned here, my dad has planted basically every tree on the golf course.  He has had some help from the birds and squirrels who forget where they bury their winter meal.  Overall, however, they have all been planted by Tom and his tree spade. We ran into dad while we were filming our zombie […]

The trouble with having hundreds, probably thousands, of trees on your golf course is that they need care.  They are forever getting hit with a disease, lightening or wind.  When I was a kid, I would ride around the golf course with my dad and he would point out something that I believed to be […]

Last year, we had a severe drought.  Our golf course actually ran out of water.  It was the first time in our 40 years of business that all of the creek beds that feed our course’s ponds dried up.  By the end of the season, we looked pretty rough.  In order to keep the greens […]

If you drive on the cart path on number one, you are bound to see some turtles all perched on the log in the pond.  They sit there.  I’ve seen as many as twelve painted turtles hanging out.  Stacked on top of each other. When the ponds were dry last year, we asked my dad […]

I thought I would offer a glimpse at the running course for the race that is taking place this Saturday, June 22.  We have lots of beautiful areas in which to run.  Check this out!  Doesn’t this look like a Robert Frost poem?  A nice fork in the road.  When my kids were younger, they […]

Tom’s back with another Non-Native Tree found on the golf course.   To find out about other trees, click here or here. Author:  Tom Brady Persimmon Diospyros virginiana Persimmon is a deciduous tree with distinctive dark thick bark typically broken into small squarish blocks.  When young, the bark is lighter brown with pale fissures. The […]

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