2 Weeks Ago
I am declining to rig anything off the house side of this mess. Seems to be a lot of dead wood on both sides right at the knuckle above the inclusion, which is also super sketchy. I'm thinking, since the owner scoffed at the notion of hiring a bucket truck, I can ratchet strap the base and the inclusion/split, tension and tie the leads together, and winch the whole thing into the back yard. I told him we'd try to prune a hole for it, but there would likely be some damage. I'll see how it feels when it's all tied up. . .