Leave It To The Pros
There were a few volunteer trees under the power cable in the yard across the street. The power company sent out a contractor to trim the branches away from the cable. The standing dead trees were left in place.
Basis the neighborhood grapevine, over the next couple of weeks the neighbors who own the property decided to make the removal a DYI project. When that became beyond their skills they hired two guys who showed up in a rental truck.
I was unloading from a trip out of town when I noticed what was going on and grabbed my cell phone for photos. On the up side, no one was hurt.
The photo story starts with a branch from one of the trees caught in some power cables to the next door neighbor's house. This required leaning a ladder onto the neighbor's house and cutting the branch from the cable.
I've seen stunts like this on YouTube. I thought they were faked. Maybe not.
This morning the trees were down and the truck was gone and I caught up with the guy who owns the house in the photos.