We had some really bad winds about a month ago. Many of my neighbors had serious roof damage. I lost one of my beloved ash trees that I planted earlier this year. The storm snapped the trunk. No way to fix it. I chopped the broken part up and disposed of it. Now the bottom two feet of the trunk, which I left alone for some odd reason, is blooming out. Looks like I may have an ash bush of some kind.
It's been a hard summer, ferocious winds and very limited rain. Oh, and much hotter that it should be for mid September. It's amazing my other trees survived.