Our neighbors (not tree huggers apparently) are having all of their pine trees removed from their front yard, which bums me out. I guess having been tree-deprived in Southern California, I extra extra like them now. They decided to cut this one at the base, and then use a rope attached to a truck to pull it down. I was watching from the office, upstairs. It was cool, and sad. Here's a pic of the huge LoblollyPine, now deceased.