I would like to share a few pictures of this elm. Leaves on sacrifice branch started to yellow and fall off. It was time to cut it off.
Branch was about 2 m long as you can see it standing behind the tree
Winners of the thickness contest are Mimo and Vlad. Send me your pictures if you like to apply for the promised reward.
Always try to keep branches close to the potential cutting point so you have some to fall back to. It is much more certain the tree will not drop the branch after cutting back. In case I would not have this branch there I would make the removing in the spring.