Ekka: tree ident is a weak subject for me. they spiked up and roped down. a bucket truck could not have accessed most of the trees. would have been a REAL tough job to shoot a line up into most of them too, at least in my opinion. i do not know any of the regulations about cutting with powerlines near by, but i do highly doubt they have any certs on it.
if it was me i would have taken small bits down, probly 4-10ft chunks.. but i do not have the gear for it