Our redbud tree has been slowly dying since we moved in and the other week we chopped it down. We left what we could but will probably have to take that down next summer. It looks ok so hopefully it will do better with the dead part cut off and we can leave it.
Magnolia wanted to be right in on the action, but we had to keep her out of the way of falling limbs. She was great help in picking up all of the little sticks though.