Winter came and went but there was no apparent sign of action. Then some more of the tree came down. This time seriously damaging my horse chestnut tree.
On my return home the sight of a large, truncated trunk greeted me.
There is a small ray of hope for the Davidia. I dug it up and put it in a container, partly to protect it from further damage when they were pruning the tree but also to help coax it back into life. When I looked at it this weekend I could see a large bud forming showing new growth. I am now hopeful it might survive after all.