We lost one of the palm trees in our front yard. The dry winter, along with the whitefly infestation, overwhelmed the tree. The remaining fronds all turned brown. One morning we discovered they had all fallen together in a big clump on the ground, leaving a naked 25 feet vertical stick in our yard:
I put the boys to dragging the giant clump across the yard to the pile where we accumulate such things. This was the most fun they'd had all week.