Last year, we had some dead limbs removed from our biggest tree, hoping to save it. The tree was struck by lightning about five years ago. It continued to die, and branches were always falling, so we decided to go ahead and have it taken down. It was a home to many, including those beautiful woodpeckers that come to my feeders. Now, it is firewood.
Pretty sure Hub can make some benches for the yard out of that big trunk. He is not so sure, and will need lots of encouragement.
The weatherman predicts a cold front next week with temps dropping into the forties at night. We have plenty of wood for the fireplace.