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Following Lockhart Garratt’s 20yr celebrations we gifted some native trees to the wonderful Whiteleaf Golf Club at Princes Risborough in the Chilterns.  This exceptionally attractive and challenging course has hosted the Foresters Golf Day for the last 20 years so a more appropriate recipient would be difficult to find.  The course has recently been going through a phased refresh, but a suitable location for the trees has now been identified.

Last week staff from Lockhart Garratt including Chairman John Lockhart, and foresters Will Wood and George Griffin met with the Whiteleaf team of Bob Barnes (Chairman of the Greens Committee) and his most able helpers Alan House and Steve Chaplin.

We sourced some excellent Hornbeam (carpinus betulus) standards and the team were able to plant them where they will line a public footpath and become a key feature of the first hole.

“Whiteleaf would like to thank John Clegg and Lockhart Garratt for donating, organising and expertly installing these treees, which we believe will significantly enhance the character of our course over time”  comments Bob Barnes.

Sadly last year the Foresters Golf day, which was due to celebrate its 20th year fell victim, as did so many events, to the impacts of Covid 19.  However, we have a date in the diary for 2021 and on 30th September, all things being equal, we look forward to enjoying an excellent event.  The event is open to anyone with a connection to Forestry and if you would be interested in joining us please contact either John Lockhart of John Clegg.

“We hope that these trees will grow on strongly and become a real feature of the course and the local landscape over the coming years” comments John Lockhart.

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