With the high winds we have had this week, some of the old cherry trees in the orchard between #6 and #8 blew over.
In the foreground, you can see one of the cherry trees that have "survived" while in the background you can see one that fell over. You can also see some of the 15 cherry trees we have planted over the last two years. It is our hope that we can rejuvenate the orchard back to the state it was when the golf course was built. To this end, we have planted the aforementioned cherries as well as nearly 40 apple and pear trees. We estimate that just to fill in the gaps of trees that have not survived, it will take another 30-40 trees. Once we have the gaps filled in, we will start to make decisions on existing trees.
Here you can see the rotted wood in the center of the trunk.