This morning at work we were cutting down trees around one of the greens to let in more sun. Their is very little light that gets through and has hampered the growth of the grass. Not impossible, but a lot more difficult.

One of the main trees/shrubs is a Sumac.

Sumacs are dioecious shrubs and small trees in the family Anacardiadeae that can reach a height of 1–10 m (3.3–32.8 ft). The leaves are usually pinnately compound, though some species have trifoliate or simple leaves.

These small trees look amazing in the fall. They can stabalise embankments, grows quickly, and do well in areas where their is poor soil.

This is all good except for the part “grows quickly”. Because grow fast and can reach heights between 4ft-30ft, they block out the light quickly. This was our problem, so down they came.

The area around the green looks really good after 4 hours of work and now a lot more light/sun can get in.