My father took the lead on the chainsaw and helped cut down a bunch of dead trees near the cabin. My father grew up on a farm on the East Coast and has tons more experience cutting trees safely. With my previous problems with these type of trees, I have no problems letting someone more experienced do the cutting.
Since the older Stihl 011 AVT gas chainsaw was needing some parts, we used a the back up saw. A 3-year-old Poulan 16-in 13.5A Electric Chainsaw running off a 6500 watt generator.
We used a proven method of a 100 foot rope and 3 inch pulley tied to a tree. It helped guide the tree in a certain direction. It worked like a charm and it kept people (and buildings) out of harms way.
Big thanks to my Dad advice, Mom helping pull and my 9-year-old son for filming.
Music credit: Aces High by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.