Project Outline

Pebble Beach:

During our 25 year relationship with Pebble Beach we have transplanted many key trees on a dozen holes to replace dying Monterey Pines with more hardy Monterey cypress. Our signature tree guards the 18th green. In 1919 when the couse was opened the 18th green was guarded by a huge Monterey Pine that forced golfers to approach the green from the ocean side. When the pine succumbed to pine pitch canker and was removed, the play of the hole changed dramatically. The Pebble Beach Resorts asked us to find a tree to return the hole to its former glory. Environmental Design located a 200-year-old Monterey Cypress on the side of the first fairway and presented a plan to move the tree across the golf course to 18th hole. During the 6-month process, Environmental Design root pruned the tree, encapsulated the rootball, and installed a lifting platform in preparation for the transplant. The tree transplant was accomplished in 5 days during which golf operations were never shut down.

Location

Pebble Beach, California

Client

Pebble Beach Resorts

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