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Category Archives: Ecology

Sustainable or responsible? – Taylor Talks

Sustainable or responsible? – Taylor Talks

Ecology, Environments, Features / 10th May 2018

by Bob Taylor, STRI’s head of ecology and environment The word sustainability is used so widely that its original context has been corrupted to the point…

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Top Hedgehog Tips

Top Hedgehog Tips

Ecology, Environments, News / 8th May 2018

by Bob Taylor, STRI’s head of ecology and environment This month we are celebrating British hedgehog week in support of our friends at the British Hedgehog…

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What lies ahead? – Taylor talks

What lies ahead? – Taylor talks

Ecology, Environments, Features / 11th April 2018

by Bob Taylor, STRI’s head of ecology and environment There are always occasions in our life, or in our work, that cause us to stop, look…

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How to light a cigarette – Taylor talks

How to light a cigarette – Taylor talks

Ecology, Environments, Features / 22nd March 2018

by Bob Taylor, STRI’s head of ecology and environment As I pondered how I might start the “Focus On” workshop that I was compiling for…

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Consider a landscape management approach – Taylor talks

Consider a landscape management approach – Taylor talks

Ecology, Environments, Features / 14th February 2018

by Bob Taylor, STRI’s head of ecology and environment Following my presentation at this year’s BTME, I thought it would be interesting to discuss the subjects…

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Golf Environment Awards 2018 winners announced

Golf Environment Awards 2018 winners announced

Ecology, Environments, News / 24th January 2018

The winners of the 2018 Golf Environment Awards (GEA) have been announced at The Crown, Harrogate, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group and the…

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Home unions to partner Golf Environment Awards

Home unions to partner Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, Environments, News / 24th January 2018

STRI Group is delighted to announce that the governing bodies for amateur golf in the UK & Ireland will be supporting the Golf Environment Awards…

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Shifting baselines and traditional management – Taylor talks

Shifting baselines and traditional management – Taylor talks

Ecology, Environments, Features / 12th January 2018

by Bob Taylor, STRI Head of ecology and environment To kick-off my first ‘Taylor Talks’ column I’m going to discuss two related and very important…

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Join us for the Golf Environment Awards 2018

Join us for the Golf Environment Awards 2018

Ecology, Environments, News / 16th November 2017

Would you like to be part of the celebrations for the Golf Environment Awards 2018, on 24 January in Harrogate? Tickets for the awards ceremony…

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Golf Environment Awards 2018 finalists announced

Golf Environment Awards 2018 finalists announced

Ecology, Environments, News / 10th November 2017

STRI is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 Golf Environment Awards (GEA), recognising golf clubs and individuals that strive to undertake environmental best practice.    …

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2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 2

2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 2

Ecology, Environments, Features, News / 30th October 2017

by Sophie Vukelic, Ecology consultant The STRI ecology and environment team has completed the final longlisting process for the 2018 Golf Environment Awards. This heralds…

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2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 1

2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 1

Ecology, Environments, News / 16th October 2017

by @striturf_sophie Once again we have been amazed by the standard of entry to the Golf Environment Awards and have had a great deal of…

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Last chance to enter the 2018 Golf Environment Awards

Last chance to enter the 2018 Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, Environments, Features / 17th July 2017

LAST CHANCE: The Golf Environment Awards application deadline is approaching! Have you entered yet?     STRI Group and The R&A encourage all eco-friendly clubs,…

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Twelve amazing golf course wildlife projects

Twelve amazing golf course wildlife projects

Ecology, Environments, Features / 12th July 2017

Golf courses are not just great for a quick nine holes, they are also great areas for wildlife. STRI’s ecology consultant, Teneille Barwick, wades into…

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STRI strengthens ecology and environment team

STRI strengthens ecology and environment team

Ecology, Environments, News / 11th May 2017

STRI Group has expanded its UK regional ecology and environment operation by bringing in two new consultants.     Teneille Barwick joins STRI after moving…

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GEA Winners Trip to the Algarve

GEA Winners Trip to the Algarve

Ecology, News / 7th April 2017

The winners of the Golf Environment Awards 2017 have arrived back in the UK following a truly memorable champions’ trip to the Algarve.   Alex…

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STRI talk to Turf Business about the Golf Environment Awards

STRI talk to Turf Business about the Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, News / 14th March 2017

STRI ecologists Bob Taylor and Sophie Vukelic talk to Turf Business about the Golf Environment Awards (GEA).     The winners of the 2017 Golf…

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The impact of woodland thinning and tree removal in golf

The impact of woodland thinning and tree removal in golf

Ecology, Features / 10th March 2017

by @striturf_bob Woodland thinning and tree removal are an essential part of greenkeeping. It’s necessary to ensure optimum turfgrass quality by way of air flow…

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Managing gorse across UK links courses

Managing gorse across UK links courses

Ecology, Features / 3rd March 2017

by @striturf_richw and @striturf_sophie Gorse is a very important component of links courses around the UK. It provides shelter and nesting habitat for birds and mammals,…

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Spring Checklist: 10 ecological things to consider before March

Spring Checklist: 10 ecological things to consider before March

Ecology, Environments, Features / 9th February 2017

by @striturf_sophie March signals the beginning of many wildlife events, some of which determine how we manage the landscape. Whether you manage a golf course…

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Taylor announced as speaker at BIGGA Scottish Conference

Taylor announced as speaker at BIGGA Scottish Conference

Ecology, Environments, News / 8th February 2017

STRI’s head of ecology, Bob Taylor, will be among the speakers at the BIGGA Scotland Golf Industry Conference 2017.     Taking place at Perth…

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Golf Environment Awards 2017 winners revealed

Golf Environment Awards 2017 winners revealed

Ecology, Environments, News / 19th January 2017

The winners of the 2017 Golf Environment Awards (GEA) have been announced at the Hotel Du Vin, Harrogate, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group….

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The R&A to partner Golf Environment Awards

The R&A to partner Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, Environments, News / 16th January 2017

STRI Group is delighted to announce that The R&A has agreed to become a lead partner of the Golf Environment Awards (GEA).      …

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2017 Golf Environment Awards finalists announced

2017 Golf Environment Awards finalists announced

Ecology, Environments, News / 15th November 2016

After a year filled with new ideas for nature conservation, environmental innovations and chemical legislation changes, STRI is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 Golf…

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Guide to engaging an ecologist

Guide to engaging an ecologist

Ecology, Environments, Features / 10th October 2016

As the autumn nights draw in your golf club’s attention may be turning to course refurbishment, landscaping or extensions. Perhaps tree removal, pond cleaning or changing…

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Top tips for golf course bat protection

Top tips for golf course bat protection

Ecology, Features / 26th May 2016

by @striturf_sophie   Trees are an important feature on golf courses, providing definition, strategy and screening for adjacent holes. However, their removal is also a vital part…

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Great article in @GolfMonthly with Wentworth's Kenny Mackay ahead of @BMWPGA, nice to see our work get a mention to… https://t.co/uwBsuD2Zg8 about 2 hours ago