Urban forestry plan of Birch Point Park disc golf course
Kam, Ronan Lee
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry
DisciplineNatural Resources Management
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This urban forestry plan is for the sustainable management of the Birch Point disc golf course in Thunder Bay. A tree inventory was conducted on the course to create a map and gain information to aid in making management decisions. Approximately 750 trees and 21 species were surveyed. White spruce, white birch and poplar were the most common species found on the course. The majority of trees surveyed were considered rather healthy. Issues seen on the course include erosion and compaction, health issues, trees growing in proximity to utility lines and the suspected presence of bronze birch borer and tomentosus. Some of the recommendations within the plan include application of woodchip mulch, use of alternate course layout, and the planting of a diversity of species. This plan is intended to aid with the continuing progression of the Birch Point disc golf course now and far into the future.