Originally Posted by Burge
"naturally"? I suppose miscalculated thumbers and tomahawks might reduce the branches, but what's going to happen before that is the more environmentally inconsiderate players are going to just snap off branches they deem are in their way. All I'm saying is that a little sculpting early on will prevent the less civilized players from making their own adjustments--sasquatch-style.
Breaking a branch, shrub or tree (ie. willful destruction) is always a two-stroke penalty all the time. NO WARNING.:
I like to tell em to just take a free drop in the fairway if it means that much to them to navigate the hole. Informed players would do well to always share their respect for the park with all other players and other park users.