The opening between the two Maples on 11 tee was narrowing. From the back tee, the window was becoming unplayable.
After 15 minutes of trimming, we now have 2 decent trees that frame the hole. I get a kick out of pruning - making good trees into great trees.
Another view from the tee that wasn't improving on its own was on 12. From the tee boxes, the two Spruce on the right blocked the entire path to the back bunker and was also impeding the view of the magnificent Oak.
We've removed the two Spruce, your ball can now travel on a path and land in a place intended and designed for that tee shot and green - a bunker or the green bank vs. knocked down by a tree a few yards from a bunker.