This tree has been slowly declining for years. Most of the branches have fallen off. But it gets new leaves every spring though.
We started noticing how much it's leaning now. With all the rain and muddy wet ground, and the huge ant hill, it's leaning toward the shelter.
We have talked about cutting it down several times. But this morning, I saw some birds going in this hole. This is the bird houses for so many birds. They've been making nests in this tree for years. After I saw the birds going in this morning, I said that tree cannot be cut down. Maybe just the top of the tree can be cut off, but not the trunk.
This is the other side of the tree.
The big ant hill. There are no ants in it now. But you can see how much it's leaning.
I love old trees. This would be some good firewood. But not for awhile.