Anybody that knows me , knows that I am a doer not a whiner....however....
The damage done by careless mowing to the grounds and trees this week at Swope has to be addressed.
What I saw was: 40+ trees with major and minor damage to the bases and even upper trunks.
This will cause the trees to get bugs and diseases, (Duh)
I saw hundreds of ground ruts due to carelessness of the driver due to excessive speed and inattention, and poor training of equipment of equipment usage. It actually looked like the place was plowed.
In the past I have seen the mowers race through the course with reckless abandon. The supervisory staff of Swopes mowing department must understand it is their domain to treat our little corner at the same level as they do the rest of the park.
2 cents from slim jim