So I started the "Chainsaw Advice" thread a few days ago. ...below is the reason why.
This happened in last weekends Nor'Easter storm that hit NYC. (We are 8mi west of NYC)
It's actually worse then it looks in the pics, the angles can't really be determined from the pics, but let's just say I skirted a HUGE loss here.
The tree would have taken out the the back third of the boat, torn up cushions, killed the swim platform, damaged the trailer and hit the tower. Had the tree actually hit the boat, I believe it would have been a total loss of boat and trailer.
The tree is currently lodged by branches into two other trees. It's stable for now, but obviously has to come down. One might ask, dude why haven't you moved the boat yet incase it falls. Good question. In front of the boat is the lowest point in the property. All rain water ends up about 25ft in front of the boat, creating a small pond when it rains(ducks actually float in it during the summer). This doesn't affect the boat during winter storage, but getting my Tahoe in there to get the boat moved requires a few days of waiting until the pond drains. Otherwise everything would sink and be a muddy mess.
In our small area of the neighborhood, there were about 10 trees uprooted, 4 others within eye-shot of this tree alone. (can you say microbursts). Literally hundreds of trees came down during this storm and we were without power for 3 days. Some still don't have power almost a week later.