So first I have no idea which is the politically correct forum to put this question in, so by all means shuff it into the right spot. Except for my perpetual complaint about online forums dividing topics into hundreds of sub-forums, so nobody ever sees your post. But I digress. Here is what I believe is a Bradford Pear hybrid, its a popular shade tree sold in nurseries here that grows small, inedible fruits, grows quickly, and absolutely sucks. That is because it has (so I've heard) a genetic default where it keeps growing until it splits. Happily for me, I have a large one of these in my backyard- it has never split, but I have had large branches taken off it that looked dangerous. Now here we have my rental property, which as luck would have it, also has one of these hybrid trees. Its laden with its little brown useless fruits, and heavy. So lo and behold, a storm happens and a big branch splits off. Miraculously, it fell between the properties and did not even take down the neighbors fence. So I was spared a huge settlement, though taking out the tree would be expensive enough (tree removal here can run into the thousands). To make a long story longer, after I cleaned up the mess the neighbor showed up with his chainsaw, all eager to remove the tree. Too big to take out, and sorry, I don't have thousands in my back pocket to call a tree removal service right now- I'm literally living on borrowed money at the moment. So we got a pole saw, ladder, and took about 300 lbs of branches off the tree with the one goal of it not splitting again, and falling on property. Never mind the 'you killed the tree', I was well aware of that, but the immediate goal was it not falling on anything. Now my question for the Forum is this: First- viewing the pictures- how likely does it look a branch might fall on the neighbors fence. 2nd- viewing the state of the tree now, is it to be pronounced dead, or is it possible it could live. 3rd- viewing the trunk. Provided it could live, should I do something? Clean up the base so that water doesn't pool inside, maybe cut a slope at the broken part, does that make sense? Also, does it look like the trunk is too narrow now to support the tree? Any opinions are welcome. My hope is, since the leaves will fall soon, the tree at least lives through the winter, and gives me time to raise money to have it taken down. THANKS!