We've got some big plans for the back corner of our yard (more to come on that later). The first step was to remove this pretty darn huge tree ( 35' or so). We've never really liked this tree, but it did provide a good visual barrier. We are going to plant bamboo to take its place.
John got to be the one in the tree with the sawzall. I was the person on the ground with the rope. Pretty fun actually, kind of like lifesaving with a ring. We only lost two (out of 20) branches over the fence and we easily pulled them back over.