At the Feb meeting, it was mentioned that trees were quite large along the back straight.  After checking Tom Musch’s dynamic panoramic photo from about 10 yrs ago, it was noticed that only long grass was on the bank and not even a sapling stuck out higher than the grass.  The dirt pile exists as a sound wall for the neighbors and the long grass enhances that.  We needed to remove the trees at ground level to avoid having stumps so we pulled the trees out and cut the roots.  This turned out to be more than a one-day project.