Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice
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"We have wanted trees forever," said Toney. The course has approached a nursery in Raymond that will sell a number of ten foot trees to the club for $200 a tree, and will plant them all on one day. "That sounds like one heck of a good deal," said Toney.
"Fall is the optimum time to transplant these trees," he continued. The golf course staff will have to water in the trees, and care for them for the first year. He said after that they will be mature enough that they should require no extra effort in regards to watering.
The Golf Course has been requesting donations from businesses, club members, golf enthusiasts, and any interested parties. Those that make a donation of $200 or more will get their name on a plaque in commemoration of the initiative. Toney asked Town Council to donate toward this project.
"I would like to see a spectacular nine-hole course," said Toney. He said the course served both local and tourist customers.
According to Toney, the nursery would replace trees that did not make the first year, but the course would be responsible to pick up the replacements up and plant them. He said that the club had already raised the amount for 60 trees, and that they would like to get at least 100 trees.
Later in the meeting council agreed to donate $4,000 toward the project.