What an immense but dead palm! Sizable, too, will be the project of cutting it down safely before it crashes to the ground on its own: perhaps fifty feet tall and several tons in weight, this tree could destroy a house as well as some vehicles if it toppled. It could even cause fatalities.
A tragedy, of course. But from this tree's view, its own death hasn't been tragic at all: these great creatures die in the saddle, as it were—and after a final performance that's nothing short of triumphant.