Have about a tall tulip tree about 18" dia. trunk that needs to be removed for a house foundation. Too big for me to do myself. It's on a vacant lot with enough room to drop it. But I am concerned about stump removal. Normally much easier to pull stumps if plenty of trunk is left for leverage and pull or push it over. Not enough room on the side of the tree needed to push it over with the track hoe. When the track hoe is there to dig the basement they could dig around it to help get the stump out which may be easy enough without extra stump height. Wanting to do this the easiest/cheapest way overall and looking for suggestions. Cutting it down and leaving a tall stump (10 feet or more) is a thought but probably not something anyone is likely to want to do.