A few years ago, one dropped a huge limb on a family's van.
Luckily no one was hurt!
That was when Arthur looked like this:
This summer we have been sitting on our stoop looking at the one across the street. Sparse leaves, lots of spindly little empty branches. We would wonder if it could hit our house if it fell... Well, the city guys with chain saws got there before we had to find out, and spent the morning making it into not much more than a big trunk.
Will they come back later to finish it off, or are they done?