From what I can see from the pics it doesn't look like a particularly difficult job. I'd just do a plunge cut as high as I could comfortably reach for each main section. HOWEVER, you point about "...a large chunk straight down. No way to outrun that!" is a critical factor and I couldn't agree more. Might not happen, but are you willing to bet your life on it?Having taken down a 5-trunked hedge tree, that part doesn't bother me... just cut each one as its own individual tree...but probably I'm just too dumb to know better. The big concern to me is all those dead branches way up in the air. A tiny bump or twist as you cut ...or even worse if any happen to be interlaced and one trunk moves while the other stays...could send a large chunk straight down. No way to outrun that!
Means a lot coming from bholler himself.Yeah I would try pulling it down if you have equipment to do it. If not I would hire someone. Looks scary to me for sure