Today was the big day. Two trees came down and our huge walnut tree was trimmed back.
sad it had to come down, but it was just too dead to leave it in place. Those huge, dead branches would have eventually come down and it's better to pick the time and place.
On the bright side (pun intended), it really opened up the backyard and there is sun back there now. We might actually be able to grow some vegetables back there this summer.