Near Lake Arrowhead (crestline, ca) a large (100'?) pine tree had buckled out a granite stone retaining wall. So Cal Edison the electric company removed it because it was leaning towards power lines. So, my question is: is it dead, or will it continue to buckle the wall. Some locals have told me they have seen green sprouts on 'dead stumps' so they advise taking out the roots (a huge job I want to avoid) . Dead or not dead?