At the end of last week we took down the final three trees of our spring project. These three pines were located to the left of the 7th green. They were beautiful trees but they posed huge agronomic problems for the green. With the green being only 25' from the trees the roots were taking water and nutrients meant for the green. We would actually hit roots when aerifying the green. Also, the trees blocked a lot of morning and midday sun. The removal of these trees will provide us with better growing conditions and lessen the likelihood of thinning on the green in the summer.