I’ve been somewhat under the weather recently. So had a small tree in the backyard.
After a rainy day I wandered around the back yard to find a small tree had simply collapsed. The roots were still all in the ground. It had old injuries on its trunk bark that had weakened it. I decided that putting in a post and tying the tree to it might work in the short-term but in the longer term it would never be happy and could fall over another time. So I chopped it down. I think we will need a shrub of some kind to go in there. Maybe something that produces a crop and doesn’t grow over two metres or so. It will also need to be hardy as the climate here does have its extremes.