Gorgeous day for tree work. My in-laws wanted a tree removed, so I rented a lift and chunked it out. I also trimmed up 3 trees for another fellow - 2 hackberries that were overgrowing the power lines and a maple that was hanging over his neighbor's house. Didn't get many pics (none of the hackberries), but here is the haul from the oak. Everything noodled to size for easy lifting. Nice big pile of noodles. Hopefully some friends of mine are going to pick them up for their gardens or animals. No I didn't use any more straps than that. I was only going around the block to the back of the property where my shop is.