This tree finally had to go. It wasn't a bad looking tree, just sitting in the wrong place. From our driveway it blocked our view to the front door and just seemed out of place. Good 'ol Phil Wills (our excavator extrodinare) took it out with no effort. Turns out we were lucky that we decided to remove it as it was rotten on the inside and it would have just been a matter of time before it came down.