Torrey Pines loses famous cypress
A storm knocked down a cypress tree on the North Course at
Torrey Pines that was one of the city’s most photographed
The cypress was located behind the downhill, par-3 sixth hole
that offers a stunning view of the ocean. Its trunk was snapped
near its base Tuesday morning, one of 18 trees lost on the North
and South courses at Torrey Pines.
City golf manager Jon Maddern says the wind reached 58 mph
during the storm.
Maddern says arborists will determine how to treat the tree,
estimated to b e 40 feet. The damage begins about 12 feet from the
Both courses at Torrey Pines will host the San Diego Open, which
starts Jan. 28.