Going to drop this tree, setup to drop will be per attached pix. Do not simply want to pull it over with cable 1 as the 2 near buildings are wellhouses and I do not want to disturb the upper soil. Cables (1/2 and 3/4) attached at 45 ft height (end of straight section of tree) Before I get responses as given to other non-pro arborists, I have felled literally 1000's of Fir, alder, and maple up to 3 ft dia. in logging operations. This particular cottonwood has nearly all the branch weight on one side over the pumphouses and probably the most weight lopsided big tree near buildings I've dealt with. The question is what are some of the pro's and cons' of chaining (1/2 HS chain) the bole to the stump across the hinge line. (will definetely chain the bole to prevent barberchair) The thought is here that I do not want the bole to jump sideways and take out the nearer pump house due to roll that is probable due to the unsymetrical nature of the crown. Felling cut will be open (95 deg) cut. BTW, this is my own property, and yes, professional arborists have looked at it - this is my first post on this site. Also plan to park a few junk cars in the fall path for future pix. <G>.