I took this photo on July 9 when I first noticed the two new growths. It was over Easter weekend that a storm took out the rather large branch just above this new growth (better visual in the photo below).
I’ve heard that a lizard can grow a new tail when it loses one to some accident or attack, but this was amazing to me to see this tree trying to replace a recently severed branch. I suppose you see it often when trees that were cut off at the trunk develop new growth around the base, but this still was pretty neat to see. There hasn’t been any “new” growth this low on this tree in decades. Yet when it lost a significant branch – it was compelled to send out a few new shoots to replace it. God is cool!