I did something new on Saturday. I used a chain saw and a 50′ manlift for the first time. What a combination, eh? LOL. A tree in our front yard died last year and has been dropping large branches in our yard & on top of our van periodically. It was going to cost $800 to hire it done, so I rented the equipment & paid my brother to help for half the price.
So, I saved $400 and had a good deal of fun as well. No significant problems. Muscles are a little sore now two days later but not bad. I suffered a small bump on the head when a branch misbehaved. No property damage to my house or the neighbors (which was the main concern). My boys took a ride on the lift after we were done. It killed them to have to stay inside all day and watch, but they complied.