There is no sign of life coming up from the roots of my fig trees, but they are still useful. I will leave them for the next owners to decide if they like them or not. I like them, even if they are dead. I see a new crop of bird friends daily, they are using the trees as a gathering spot while they get their bearings.
It's raining today, so you must excuse the wet window and cruddy 'through the screen' shot, but I had to share.