Posted: 15/05/2013 at 21:30
Mmm, maybe it is an ex cherry tree - you have two choices (in my humble opinion)
1. plant a lovely clematis or rambling rose to climb up into it as it passes on - it will still be beautiful and really good for wildlife, or
2. cut it down, have it turned into logs and build a logpile for wildlife in your garden, and choose another tree to plant nearby to replace it.
If there is any likelihood that it has succumbed to honeyfungus, it would be a good idea to choose a replacement that is resistant.