You're right about the damaged trees. The choice was to move the tee or loose the trees. The tree peeps may take the trees anyway..... As the old rubber gets changed out for new we might try wrapping some of the old pads around vulnerable trees. We're always open to ideas to protect trees if you've got one........The pad in the long position on 6 is just rubber on dirt for now. The snow and ice have brought our retrofitting efforts for the season to a close.