Its a very large tree, and its comming down, a few large branches at a time. It seems to be dead from the top down? The Ram is in the body shop right now because of it. The trunk looks ok to me, but I'm not a tree person so that doesn't mean much. We need to take it down but have never taken down a tree or bush taller than we are. Its in the front yard, threatening the house and the neighbors property as well. Hubby is thinking we may have to get a boom at start at the top. he might be able to borrow one from work, cutting the cost. the last time we had to have trees cut down(they were also dead, leaning hard and infested with ants) it was like $350 and we had to remove the wood from the yard ourselves and we just don't have the $$ right now. I think hubby justs wants an excuse to use some power tools :haha:. So, suggestions? TIA!!!