The neighborhood of town our house is in is a very old neighborhood.  The trees grew wild for many years.  Most of the trees are 3 times as tall as the houses. 

Last week I looked out my back door, wistfully thinking about spring.  I saw one of the above mentioned tall trees.  The top third of it was broken off, and fell into itself.  Now this in itself isn’t a big deal, we’ve dealt with many such tall trees over the years, but this one was surrounding the main electric line, with the broken “branch” directly over it!  So I called it in to our local electric company, and had them get it down.  Thankfully they did, but they left it laying in my back yard.  I guess I have more to burn in my firepit.