above: May 5, 2008 - the oak re-awakens in spring, for what will turn out to be its last season
above: Nov.3, 2008; the oak in autumn, now with its upper trunk and crown broken off
above: Nov.14, 2008, the oak's lower limbs have dropped their autumn leaves for the final time
above: Jan.5, 2009; the oak with the Skylon in the distance.
Note the crane on top of the Hilton under construction at the right distance.
above: Apr.21, 2009 - the oak tree has been cut down