So I cut a tree down in my back yard this weekend. It was too small to call a tree guy but, too big to take down on one piece. I had to cut the top half off first and pull it down with a rope to avoid other trees, the deck, and power lines. I had already made the front-side wedge cut. Below is the clip of me making the back-side cut. It's an anti-climactic clip since nobody was filming when the tree was actually pulled down. The question is, was this too dangerous for an amateur, or could I move to Oregon and find work as a lumberjack? View the clip, then see the picture of the felled tree-top, then vote in the poll.
Here's the "after" picture. That's my 15yo standing there surveying his handywork with the rope.