This Silver Maple has shaded our house for decades. It had a companion when we first moved here. That tree, also a Silver Maple, was rotted in the center and we had to take it down. This one had some limbs that needed trimming, but it was still robust. Not now. It is time for it to come down, too. Sometime this week the Tree Guy will come with his big truck and crew. We will get the fire wood. We will miss the shade.