Hi folks, I'm new here. Quick presentation, I own a land with many mature trees. Maples, firs, spruce, yellow birchs and others. Mostly, I do firewood, do forest improvements to increase my sugar maples population, hunting etc. It's my best place on earth. I'm currently bulding my own bandsaw mill and I build my tractor implements. That being said, when winter arrive the access to the land become limited and I cannot go there with my truck or haul lumbers around with the tractor. I go there by a 20 minutes walk with my snow shoes. I want to use the winter season to do something different. I have a lot of quaking aspen that I want to take down and bring to the mill to make boards with it. Problem is, felling them down watever the way I proceed (regular way from the ground) will hurt many surrounding trees that I want to preserve. They are big and they are quite high. I would like to use the winter season to cut them and to pick them up after the winter. I look at them and they are calling me to climb in them to trim and cut! Few years ago I was telling to myself, don't go there, don't do that, it's too dangerous. it doesn't worth the risk it makes no sense. Now I see things differently, first I know it's dangerous but it probably could be done right and safely also. These particular aspen are quite looking like posts. They have no branchs for their 3/4 of the lenght then there is few branchs at the top. My goal is to climb at the top, chopping down the few branches and top then felling the base of the tree reducing damage. Or even better, cutting various lenght sections while going down 8', 12'. Here are my two questions. -Does it worth the risk from climbers point of views? I know there is a risk but I could also flip with my tractor that has no ROPS and die... do the risk is really higher? -Second questions. I saw products like Bucksqueeze or Cynck lok that seam to be safer than a regular climbing rope. Remember these aspen are mostly like posts. Pratically no obstacles. Could it be a good (safer) idea to use them to climb trees? Anyone tried them for that use? Any advise on what should be my best (safest) way to climb is welcome. I don't need to be fast, just to be safe. Thanks!