I have spent countless hours watching the comings and goings of "my" backyard birds to the feeders in this tree. It's just outside my patio door.
This is what I woke up to this am. We had a big wind last night, the ground has been soaked for weeks, and the poor tree has been dead for 5 years. I never had the heart to take it down. The birds LOVE it!..now I have no choice. Yikes!