The Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club golf section has embarked on planting trees to replace the aged ones in a move for environmental conservation.
The club’s gold captain, Joseph Tango, said the initiative is perpetual so as to improve and maintain the course’s greenish-looking appearance.
Tango said since mid this month members of the club, particularly golfers, have been planting trees to support the environmental maintenance initiative.
Tango said the 18-hole course has other trees which are old with possibility of falling down to risk people’s life and safety.
He said some of the trees were planted at positions interfering with play on the fairways and need to be chopped off.
However, those trees which are in good positions will be left intact to maintain beauty and good course layout.
An old tree beside the starter’s hut located between number one green and tee box of number two claimed the life of Chris Kamuzora and injured Mohabe Nyirabu when the duo were playing a recreational round of golf last year.
Besides replacing the dangerous and old trees, Tango said there will be a continuous and close look of trees to keep the course safe and secured.
The DGC course is now in immaculate state with fairways and greens looking impressive for golfers to enjoy play.