The fridge winter on 2022 has allowed the team to do some much needed management of our trees. Trees are being removed that are dead and dying for safety concerns. The bulk of the trees that we are removing this year were from the wind storm that hit us in 2020, but we could not get to them last winter because of all the snow cover. We are also removing many dead ash trees because all the ashes are dying across the region from the ash borer. The trees removed on 9 were growing into the playing corridor that a large number of golfers requested be improved for the playability of the hole. Managing our trees is critical work for the long term health of our golf course. We will be planting several trees this spring, just like we have every year I have been here. The video below shows the take down of a dead ash tree on number 4. The tree was so dead it shattered on impact.