Okay, I really shouldn’t be quote Monty Python but the Englishman with the chainsaw kind of brings it to mind.
That is a dead pine that is in front of the house. Very dead.
Mat did the fancy Pythagorean theorem stuff with a ruler and arm and so on to figure how tall it was and where it might fall. Moved the car and then got to work.
It was harder to get it to actually fall over than we thought. Wedges needed. More than we thought.
But it fell exactly where he wanted it to, which is a good thing.
As I write this he is chopping it up so there is a space to park the car.