12/3/14 - Thanks to a great neighbor, the downed tree branch has been sawed up and split into manageable pieces. I know he spent 4 hours doing this, maybe more. He suggested burning the larger pile because it was full of worms, bugs, you name it. In the process of splitting and cutting, a dead squirrel was found in the tree, too. I have another ash tree near the driveway that is dead. A matter of time before that one comes down. I have also heard there is a disease headed this way that attacks walnut trees. When that happens, I am in big trouble. Most of the trees in my yard are walnuts. I will deal with that and the ash later. It is a shame what is happening to the trees. My neighbor said he has several Maple trees that are dying also. This one was a Maple, too.