We have a large arbutus tree in our front yard, the trunk of which divides into 3 major branches or trunks, each about 35 to 40 cm. in diameter. Many of the branches coming from these major ones are dead, there only being leaves at the tops of the tree. During the Dec. 24th wind storm, one of these major branches ripped off, taking with it the top of another one, leaving on it only the major branch and dead side branches, no leaves at all. The only remaining intact major branch/trunk also has a lot of dead wood on it, and for safety's sake, since this one leans towards the house and might fall on it, it needs to be taken down as well. My questions are: Does the whole tree need to come down, or can the main branches/trunks be cut back to a height that ensures safety for our house, and there is a chance what remains of the tree might sprout some new branches? If it won't sprout new branches, would this stump maintain its beautiful colours for some time? Thanks very much.