I had Jim Kelly, a local arborist take down a big red pine that was leaning towards and too close to the house, as well as a dead birch. It was really fun and interesting to watch this guy work. The pine was about 60 ft tall, 18 to 20 inch dia. at chest height, and the first limbs were probably at 40 ft. He shot up that tree, limbed it and dropped it in no time. The birch was dead and the top was starting to rot, unsafe to climb, so he went up a pine that was next to it and roped down to cut the birch. I just had him and his crew drop the trees, limb them and take away the slash. Took them about 2hrs for that and the price was very reasonable. I then bucked, hauled and stacked the rounds.