Jake spent the afternoon yesterday taking apart our tree - limb by limb. These pictures give a little better perspective of just how big of a project this was.
This was taken about 1/2 way through the limb-cutting portion of the project. Notice how the tree is more than twice Jake's height.
Some of the branches were a little hard to get to, and took some creative climbing.
After all of the smaller limbs were cut off, the bigger branches had to be sawed off with a tree saw and/or chainsaw.
During the storm, I posted pictures of the tree on craigslist, and at 7:00 yesterday evening, someone came by with a trailer and hauled off all of the big limbs. They're planning on coming back today for the main trunk and roots. Now all we have is a large pile of the smaller branches. It's a much more managable load to take to the dump.