This is the after pictures.
All is well now except for the ulcer I have probably given myself.
To those of you that are not familiar with Pine trees, let me add that the main branch that I saw and thought was dead was not. A green branch like this is heavier than one can imagine.Why it snapped the way it did is still unknown by us.
But I am going to be looking UP into that tree all the time now.
I NEVER want to live with that kind of fear again, and I am NOT exaggerating!
The ladder is fully extended
Some of the branches now down
As you can see this is NOT a dead branch. It is also the main culprit.
This is the one that snapped and was hanging over our roof with several others below it!
Pretty scary looking eh?