There are many ways to get rid of an unwanted tree. We chose to hire a handyman. What that sometimes means is that a project may take longer than it might in the hands of a professional tree service. It didn't take two men working together long to get the tree cut down, but it's taken almost a week to get all the tree parts hauled away.
This is a view from a different perspective. You can click this or any of these photos to enlarge them.
The men stacked some of the branches, though not as many, in the center of the yard, perhaps to make them easier to carry away.
To help you put the size of the branches into perspective, I lined up one of the smaller branches next to this twelve-foot ladder.
The stump was cut away to ground level a couple of days after the initial cut.
I'm hoping you will be able to see a couple of the roots in this photo to the right. One of the roots is toward the right between some green leaves about 2/3 of the way down. The roots are hard to see because they blend so well into the pine needles and shadows. You will have to click and enlarge the photo to see them. If you follow the line of that root back past where some pine needles cover it, you will get a feel for how long it really is -- about eight feet. It heads back underground at a rosebush.