Hello everyone. I've been lurking here for some time now soaking in all the information on this site and I have a question. But first a bit of background info. I am very familiar with ropes and rigging but in a bit of a different section. I am a certified rope rescue technician and have been for the past 15 years. I am very familliar with this sector of the rope industry as well as some experience in the rope acsess industry as well. It has been within the last year or so that I have found the arborist profession extremely interesting. I have some of my own rope gear that I play with in my spare time and have just reciently started purchasing some tree gear. Below is a picture of some of my gear. Not in the picture is a 200' length of 11mm New England KMIII rope, petzl full body navaho harness with croll and a petzl helmet and I have just reciently picked up a used set of Klien climbing spurs with pole gaffs. Coming from the rescue industry I have become very comfortable with having a back up (belay) line incase things go south with the main line. At work it is a manned belay system and when I am climbing for fun at home I use a petzl ASAP on a second line. I have a 40' spruce tree in my yard that needs to come down because it has a bit of a lean towards my neihbors garage and I am afraid it will eventually fall. Because of where it is, I can not cut it down from the ground so I will have to climb it and remove it from the top down in small sections. Idealy I would like to get a climbing line to the top as a life line while I climb with my spurs and limb it as I go up, but because the branch network is so thick and bushy, there is no way I will be able to get a throw line through them. I have very little experience with climbing spurs but plan to practice until I am comfortable before tackling this. I would like to have a double tie in if possible but not sure what the best way would be. I have thought about tieing in with a lanyard at each spot I have to stop and preform work but that doesn't help me while I am climbing. Am I being a bit to "safety minded". How would you guys tackle this.