Dead Tree

I was feeding the other morning and came across a tree trying to lay down in the pasture.  It's a small tree in a small group of small trees that has continued to get smaller and smaller over the years.

These are trash trees - mostly hackberry.  During the times when the gates are configured so the animals can get to them, they provide shade and some tender grass that can't easily get mowed.

It looks like this small copse of trees may be gone at some point.  The trees are brittle.  This one was snapped by the high winds we've had recently.  I will miss them when they're gone.