We took out two trees today. They are evergreen trees that were rather sickly inside and dropped needles on the ground and killed the lawn so we decided to chop it down. I went to Home Depot and bought me an axe, and then got home and found out I am not a lumberjack. Our neighbor was out for a walk and I casually asked if they owned a chainsaw. Axe -- 1 hour. Chainsaw -- 45 seconds. It was an obvious choice. So after 4 or 5 hours of cutting up wood into burnable sized pieces, and clearing out the branches etc, we have a much more open backyard.