gardenstateblossom

Help! Is our pawpaw dying?

gardenstateblossom (NJ 6b)
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Our several-year-old tree (was over 5 feet tall) looked healthy a few days ago. Then we found the top 18 inches hanging. Now today we found two more branches snapped (photos below). There are only two more branches left and they look intact.
As an aside, about 20 months ago we found the then about 4-foot tree ripped in half - we assume caused by a buck. We made a clean cut to the trunk and hoped for the best. The following spring it regrew stronger than ever.This poor baby has been through a lot - any thoughts?Thank you!

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