It used to look like this:
The previous owner planted this tree when one of his daughters was born at least 40 yrs old. It was about 35-40 ft tall, and leaned like the leaning Tower of Pisa. I can't say that we were sad, because at one point we had thought about cutting it down to open up the yard a bit more. Mother nature took care of it for us!
We took advantage of the nice weather this morning, and in less than an hour we managed to cut it up into manageable pieces.
It looks like there is going to be a nice brush fire in my future.