And also next to property line fence. And w/o a chainsaw. The wires in the pic are CATV, not power. Yesterday I went out and limbed all the low stuff off this Apricot tree that died a year or two ago, or at least, started dying a year or two ago. Some of the limbs we really dead and dry, others only partly dead. I mostly used a manual pole saw, actual a combo pole saw / pole pruner. Also a bow saw and a pruning saw. Problem is that I got just about all I can get from the ground. Maybe in a week or two I'll go up on the roof and see if the pole saw will work from that angle. But even some of the limbs, maybe two inches in diameter, came crashin' down pruty good when I finally cut through 'em w/ the pole saw and I had to try to jump out of the way - in limited space. Even if I had a chainsaw (other than the 18 v ryobi), I'd be real reluctant to use it here. This seems to leave me two choices (1) climb the tree and / or the ladder and cut more limbs with the bow saw. Or (2) try to find a pro who will bring it down, buck everything over six inches, and leave the cleanup to me, for a reasonable $$. The prob w/ trying to bring this down myself is that once I successfully cut through a branch (or eventually, trunk), it wants to come down, fast, and either on the eaves of garage or on me. Damaging the eaves would be unfortunate and expensive. Damaging me, somewhat more so. If this tree were in a more open area, it would be easy. BTW, I am taking it down because it's dead and next to the garage and I'd rather take it down, or even pay someone to do so, than have it come down on its own. Firewood is a distant 3rd priority after safety and aesthetics. Any suggestions?