Famed Torrey Pines Cypress Uprooted
By Kickntrue on 12/10/09
Torrey Pines most famous tree fell over after a big storm earlier this week. I don't know what is more telling, that people are reporting on a tree falling over, or that you know exactly what tree I'm talking about (and not just because of the photo to the right).
The trunk of the towering cypress tree behind the par-3 sixth green on the North Course snapped near its base, with much of the tree toppling backward. Jon Maddern, the city golf manager, said it was one of 18 trees that blew down on the North and South courses.

The cypress is said to be one of the most photographed trees in San Diego, with pictures of it appearing in golf and travel publications around the world.
It is unclear at this point if the tree can be saved. If any of our oob users could get out there and snap us a picture that would be awesome!

We really are a bloodthirty and jaded society. I'm sadder about this than I am for Tiger Woods.

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mjaber says:
I read on yahoo that there aren't any pictures out there of the tree as it was before this because Japan own Torrey Pines and they haven't authorized any pictures to be circulated. Is this true?
12/10/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@mjaber- i have clue what you're talking about and while I want to say it sounds like a load of crap, I can tell you I couldn't find a picture of the real tree online to post with this story.
12/10/09
 
Tim Horan says:
I think this has an ethereal connection with TW's recent escapades... TW's favourite course...hear what I'm saying?
12/10/09
 
Swingem says:
@Tim Horan; Metaphoric, I agree. A fallen Icon, can it be saved? When I first read this I was afriad it was the Pebble Beach cypress, maybe that's next.
12/10/09
 
cheymike says:
The city of San Diego owns Torrey Pines.
12/11/09
 
cheymike says:
@kickntrue... you've got mail.
12/11/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@cheymike- don't see it yet... but waiting anxiously!
12/11/09
 
Kickntrue says:
- you sent it to andrew@oobgolf.com?
12/11/09
 
Kickntrue says:
I'm an idiot- you meant private message. got it. thanks!
12/11/09
 
cheymike says:
LOL... np... I should have said PM. My bad!
12/11/09
 
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