The Waverly Golf Course has endured substantial loss of trees in recent years stemming from numerous diseases as well as natural causes. Over the winter we suffered the loss of another 57 trees continuing a concerning trend over the last 5 years. Dating back to the 1990’s 63 Ash trees stood on the Waverly Golf Course. That number has dwindled down to 5, all of which are now condemned due to the Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Additionally, we were once home to over 200 Scotch Pine trees. There are 23 Scotch Pines that remain, many of which await removal due to the locally originated Pine Wood Nematode disease. Tree loss this significant causes concerns for our environment, course aesthetics, course playability and on course safety.
The current ratio of trees removed to trees planted is no longer sustainable for our golf course, nor for our community. Thus begins a two year campaign to replace as many lost trees as possible with a focus on immediate and future needs. A large majority of the trees planted will be mature or instant impact trees that will help fill the significant voids left by the removed trees.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Please consider investing in the future of the Waverly Golf Course as we look to restore elements of our facility to its natural beauty. Donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated. No time will be wasted, your donation will immediately be put to work to put trees in the ground. Donors meeting the birdie, eagle, or hole-in-one distinction will be displayed in the Pro Shop as a part of our Restore 2021 recognition plaque. All donations will be tax deductible.