A friend has a beautiful Pecan tree he wants to get rid of. It's about 50' tall, and not in a place where it can be felled. I thought I might rent a lift or bucket of some kind and chop it down to size until it's short enough to fell. I really doubt he'll spend the money to have the local pros cut it down. All I want is the firewood, and a hundred bucks for the effort couldn't hurt either.
Is there a bucket or lift that could get up to 45' or 50' that wouldn't be too expensive to rent? Am I foolish to try and attempt such a thing on my own? I've no wish to have my wife and six kids bury me before my time.