I have three pine trees that I have been wanting to get rid of for the last 3 years. There are really 6 but the first three I wanted to get rid of today. The second group of three will probably go in the fall. The trees have been growing into my driveway and are a pain to mow around too.
My plan was to cut the three down and pull them back to the woods behind the house, that way I can cut them up at my leisure and the mess will be back there instead of in my yard. Using a Stihl chainsaw on a pole I was able to reach into the tree and trim some limbs to allow me to get to the trunk where I could cut with my chainsaw.
I hooked my John Deere B to the first tree and was surprised how hard it pulled. I no more got started and had to stop to trim some limbs to clear some power lines between a couple of out buildings.
Unfortunately, once in the field, traction was in to short of supply and I got stuck halfway to the woods and had to have the neighbor come and give me a hand.
Plan B was to cut the remaining trees in half so the B could better handle them.
That plan worked well and now those trees are history.
All that's left is cutting up the trees that I left in my lane and disposing of them in the woods.