We have a large tree that hangs over our barn and is infested with termites. I've wanted to have it taken down but it's so expensive for a tree guy to do it and we just had 18 trees taken down last summer for $2000 and that's cheap. Me and my friends have taken big trees down before so we gave this a shot. We tied it to my GMC 3500 truck. My friend tugged and I cut. All was going well. Then it happened. The tree snapped and shifted in the wrong direction, I mean really wrong direction. It pulled my GMC up off the ground, clipped the side of my barn, and landed flat on my garden & Nissan pickup. All I could do was laugh. What's the point in crying??? The damage: $100 & 15 hours to repair barn $2000 fiberglass cap plus $500 in Thule roof racks destroyed The Nissan itself has a dent in the roof and the bed is spread open My garden is smashed - 30% of the plants are wasted No one got hurt. At least that's what I'm telling myself. My $35000 Dodge Sprinter work van (company vehicle, not mine) was sitting next to my Nissan but I moved it before cutting the tree just to be safe. Whew... Oh well. God has a great sense of humor.