A very busy and productive autumn is about the best way to sum up the work of Hilldale’s Grounds Dept. these past few months. Working alongside two excellent Chicagoland contractors we’ve been able to make several significant improvements to the golf course. The 1st picture shows a cartpath addition/repair along with two evergreen trees that were transplanted to a more favorable location on the other side of the cartpath (2nd picture). And yes, in case any of you were wondering…we did use a lot of plywood to protect that new section of cartpath! Moving these two trees (Colorado Spruce and Scotch Pine) will improve the health of the trees, add screening along the property line (also appreciated by our neighbors), and allow for better cart traffic options in the old location…the bare areas will be sodded next spring. The tree moving was handled by Gro Enterprises and the cartpath improvements were done by Lemont Paving. Additional cartpath improvements were made on holes 7 and 10.