We finally cut our super long branch in the backyard. For the past couple years I've delighted myself by pruning the thing and watching it grow more and more absurdly long with a tiny little tuft at the end. We joked it was our shade tree, since it was really the only branch in our backyard providing afternoon shade, even if it was a square foot patch. But lately it was sagging really low, unable to support the weight of it's crazy length. So we chopped it off. So sad!