Well, it had to fall over some day…this big sugar maple snapped about a dozen years ago, the snag toppled the other day in the rain and wind.  For a bit of scale, the young tree it is leaning against is about 8 inches in diameter (dbi). At its greatest, the fallen trunk is around five feet tall and three feet wide.  The second photo is taken from over fifty feet away.  Big snags like this always put me in mind of some of the illustrations and descriptions in Moby Dick, whales of the forest.