I know this is a little off topic, but I'm hoping to get some much needed advice from some of you that have lots of experience. When we moved here and built our house 10 years ago, I wanted to keep trees around our house for shade. Yes, I know.....a stupid idea. Anyway, after seeing what a hurricane and tornadoes can do, we feel we really need to get the tall trees away from the house. We had an experienced pulpwood hauler remove some trees a few years ago. He had a guy helping him who would climb a ladder and hook a chain to the tree, then to a John Deere tractor. When he cut the tree, it always fell exactly where he intended. Now the problem, he had no insurance. We took our chances. Now, when contacting timber companies, who are insured, they want more timber than we have around our house and our daughter's mobile home to make it worth their time bringing their equipment out here. You guys who are experienced at felling trees, what would be your advice about using a good experienced pulpwood hauler, with no insurance. Our homeowner's insurance won't pay under these circumstances. BTW, we'd get lots of tops and limbs for firewood from this.