Player’s Complaints Lead To Removal Of Pine Trees

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at 10:56 am

After just one season Target Field is getting a makeover. The 14 pine trees that are located beyond the center field wall will be removed. Player’s say they make a bad back drop.

The batters were most affected during day games. Joe Mauer told the Star Tribune that it is one of the worst back drops he had seen. Player’s from many ball clubs including the Twins have expressed concerns.

Twins President Dave St. Peter said, “We’ve contacted the same manufacturer and we’re going to install a new backdrop that will be attached to what you see out there. In essence, it absorbs light and will cut down the glare.

The 14 trees that are coming out will be replanted.

Picture provided by the Star Tribune


  1. Dell Grove Resident 01/31/11 at 2:32pm

    Aw, that’s too bad. Those trees look really nice out there in center field… plus, they are Pine County grown. They came from Happyland Tree Farm out of Sandstone.

  2. Cloverdale Resident 02/1/11 at 8:20am

    I will correct you…those trees are NOT from Happy Land Tree Farm, Sandstone

    those trees proudly came from Frye Tree Farm in Cloverdale.

  3. Trish 02/1/11 at 6:27pm

    The trees came from Frye Tree Farms, east of Hinckley. A lot of Cloverdale pride went with those trees. Hope removal and transplanting somewhere else at Target Field will cure their batting problems; doubt it.

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