We have lost numerous trees at the Seward Country Club during the past few years and more are on their way out. This one is close to the #3 Tee Box and the Driving Range. I have no idea what happened to eliminate the normal "leader" and cause the limbs to branch out as they have. It's uniqueness has been a conversation piece over the years among people playing the course for the first time. Though efforts were made earlier to save the Pines , the damage has become so prevalent that their fate is being accepted and new "non-susceptible" replacements are being planted. While it is impossible to replace a picturesque specimen like this one, something may be salvaged. I have talked to the Groundskeeper about just cutting off the upper branches and leave remaining everything within 5-6' of the ground. I'm sure the "stump" would stay in place for a number of years without the need for maintenance. That is, unless the ladies decided to set a flower pot on top of each of the stumps limbs to give it the apprearance of a candelabrum.