Yes, that orange spec is a person way up in a tree.
Chainsawing a tree in half
Using the crane to carry a tree to the grinder
They actually lifted the trees from the backyard over the house. I wish I had pictures, but they did it so fast I missed it. Major bummer.
Here are some before and after shots:
For some reason I was in landscape mood for the "befores" and portrait mood for the "afters". Strange. We also removed some trees on the back side of the house too, but I didn't capture it in pictures. What can I say, I'm an amateur.
I'm so happy with the end result. Bring on the next windstorm! As a bonus, we have 10 years worth of firewood AND Baxter has a cool new seat.