Hurricane Isabel swept through starting the evening
of Thursday, September 18, 2003. Around 3am on Friday, the half-a-tree
was still there, though blowing wildly. However, sometime between then
and 5am, the wind proved too much, and most of the rest of the tree snapped
off - leaving a single limb.
On the advice of our tree-pruner, we excised the last branch .... and only a stump is left.