Pine trees to be burned at Trentham Golf Course once restrictions lifted

PINE: Works to clean up Trentham Golf Club are taking place.
PINE: Works to clean up Trentham Golf Club are taking place.

FIVE ACRES of pine trees are marked to be burned at Trentham Golf Club once fire restrictions are lifted.

The trees, which can be seen from Daylesford Road, were planted in the 1980s as an investment project and were harvested late last year. The next step is to gather what is left and burn them to clear the area.

The golf club has consulted with Trentham Country Fire Authority who has given them approval to proceed with their plan once fire restrictions are lifted - this is expected to be in early May. The CFA will oversee the burning to minimise the effect of any issues.

Meanwhile, the golf club recently entered into a 10-year agreement with the North Central Catchment Management Authority to clean up a neglected section of Stony Creek.

The NCCMA will undertake the removal of blackberries, willows and gorse from the area below the club's lake along the 13th tee with the club to maintain the area to ensure it remains in excellent condition for the next 10 years.