Golf Course Management Industry
Tens of thousands of dollars are spent each year on tree cropping by those in golf course management. Good, healthy greens and fairway turf is critical for an enjoyable game and happy clients. The Solar Pathfinder (using the clear angle estimator and a sunpath chart) can be used to calculate how much of which tree needs to be taken out. For you Algebra whizzes, use the formula given below. For the rest of us, the Excel spreadsheet below can be downloaded into a laptop or PDA for handy use.
To Estimate How Much to Crop Tree to Avoid Shading