My dad and I have been talking about removing a huge palm tree in his front yard that is inches away from his roof. I'd like to know if our plan for removal is viable or if you have any other suggestions. We plan first to remove all the fronds. Then, using a ladder and climbing ropes, begin cutting it down from the top in 3 foot sections using a chainsaw. I don't know a lot about "climbing ropes" but it seems like a good idea since I'll be 30 feet up on a ladder with a chainsaw! Thanks for your opinions or advice.