I was thinking they could be safely taken down with minimal pre-pruning by attaching a grapple at a fairly high location (20-30' up), roping to a bloc k on another tree, and applying a lot of pull on the line as the trunk is c ut.
I realize a pro would be the best option, but as I said, it is pretty remot e and cost is a large factor.
Wondering if anyone has taken a similar approach to removing trees that nee d to fall in specific directions. Would a standard block and tackle suffic e, or are there specific tree handling versions I could rent somewhere? No t seeing much info online.