Department of Recreation and Wellness
Forrest Creason Golf Course - reForest Forrest Creason
This campaign is inspired by the loyal members of the Forrest Creason Golf Course who have observed the devastating effects of the emerald ash borer over the years on the links they consider home. Contributors to the campaign are recognized campus-wide and at the Forrest Creason Club House.
Money from the campaign is earmarked for proper planting, maintenance, repair and/or replacement in the event of damage by weather, age or other effects.
Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an exotic, invasive wood-boring insect that infests and kills native North American ash trees (Fraxinus spp.), both in forests and landscape plantings. Just like chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease before it, emerald ash borer is capable of eliminating an entire tree species from forests and cities throughout the land. This makes it one of the most serious environmental threats now facing North American forests.
Ash Borer Effects at Forrest Creason Golf Course
Between 2007 and 2009 over 160 trees at Forrest Creason were lost to the emerald ash borer. While Recreation and Wellness, in partnership with BGSU Campus Operations and the Office of Sustainability, plans for and purchases resistant species and new trees at Forrest Creason annually, the budget realities do not allow for the replacement of the lost ash trees. Throughout the course, the impact of the lost trees is significant. There is a reduction in shade in large fairways and out of bounds areas and in and around trees and greens, and the overall appearance of the course is diminished.
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| Robert Wolverton|
Robert & Jane Johnson
Monday Ladies League
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