In thinking about it I'm wondering what my best option would be:
Take it down and have him remove the wood. Take it down, keep the wood, or at least the best part of it, try and find somebody to mill it, and use it. Does it have value? Could I find somebody to take it down for free in exchange for the wood?
I do need to make a bar/counter top for the kitchen and it would be cool if the wood came from an old tree on the property.
I have a 13" planer but only a small band saw with a 3.5" cut, so I would need to get the wood milled. I don't have a truck, so probably they would have to come on site, not sure how to find somebody like that. I'm in the Portsmouth, NH region.