Just thought this might be a good video for you pro's to discuss and as the renter of the place I'm curious to see what you guys/gals have to say. A little background info on the video: My family and I moved into the place a few months ago and I noticed the tree was dead and definitely close enough to hit the house if it were to fall in that direction. If it fell on the house it would have gone thru one of the two kids rooms. The landlord had her handyman come out to cut it down and after looking at it from every angle and discussing several different ways to get it down safely he decided to call her and inform her that the only safe way to go was hire a bucket truck or rent one for the day.... About two weeks go by with no word. Then I got a guy from around here that has a tree service to come out to give me a quote. Then he said he could have it down in no time so I gave him the go-ahead and grabbed the camera to record the action.