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#1 mhammel73

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

I just recently noticed that the trees on my home course have a little silver plaque on them with a three-digit number.  The number starts with the hole they are located.  I've never seen this.  Anyone know what this is for?


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#2 MB GOLF

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

Is it a fairly new course?

If so, they might be identifying numbers used by the designer and contractor to make sure a particular tree when in a particular place when planting.

If it's an older course with older trees (not new trees replaced after a storm, etc...), I don't know, never have seen it outside of a new course being grassed and treed in.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Sometimes they do that to track health of trees if there are issues/concerns.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

Some courses give their trees names.  Others are more impersonal and use numbers.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

There was a course in Hawaii that did this.  Not sure why.  But anyways, they held a USGA qualifier there.  And because there was a man made sign on each tree, free relief was given if the trees interfered with your stance or swing.  USGA didn't realize this until it was too late.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

You'll see this on large properties fairly often, its nothing more than a simple way to identify a certain tree. If you know that an oak on #5 needs its branches pruned, its much easier to say "034 needs pruning" than it is to say "oh yeah that oak on #5 that leans slightly to the left needs pruning." Its purely a convenience thing and nothing more.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

Strange

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

My local muni course has every tree tagged as described as well.

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