Our neighbors had a tree that was dying and needed to come down. Mom asked the tree trimmers to remove one of our palm trees that we hated. The palm tree came down in ONE THUD!
We sat outside most of the day and watched them dangle from the big tree, rope off branches, saw and swing the branches safely to the ground. We had hearing protection because it was insanely loud.
That is the tree that is coming down.
The neighbor is giving us a few pieces of the trunk so we can use the nice holly wood for our lathe.