Originally Posted by ThePatrick
Hence the reason to replant. This course is historical and the property does not lend it self to an awesome redesign so it should retain its nostalgic value and be replanted with trees to make up for those lost over the years.
I am a staunch supporter of harder courses in Houston, but that property will never support much more challenge than it does now without reforestation. So leave it design wise as is and if it's too easy for you, there are two harder courses 15 minutes away. Leave Moffit to those learning how to play the game and then take them to Jester or TAT and put the fear in them.
I am not saying dont replant. If HPARD had something setup like the Forestry service, then by all means - replant is the answer. However, even with the fastest growth, it will take 15-20 years for the seedlings to turn into mature trees. Plus, with all the roots underneath the baskets (from the nearby trees that used to surround them) it will prove difficult for anything new to grow unless the entire area is dug up- Including the baskets.
Of course we will need to replant, thats a given. My thought is that it might be good at this time to alter the course some to better utilize what is still there, regardless of historical value