When 2007 rolled in, I had 6 1/2 trees in my yard (the 1/2 is a leftover from a storm a couple years back). After the drought last year, I now have 2...2 ugly pine trees at the back of the lot. Actually I can only attribute 3 trees lost to the drought; the fourth one was taken down because once upon a time it had been infested with carpenter ants.
Looks like I'll be busy this fall, planting replacements. Oh well, at least I'll get to plant trees I want to have in the yard, instead of the crappy water maples that died.
FWIW, I've noticed lots of dead trees here in middle Tennessee. The drought sure did a number on the landscape.