I've got a few trees close to my house that need taking down. After repeatedly contacting the council for over 5 months, getting agreement for the removal and being assured that it will be taken care of, nothing has been done. They don't even seem to have any record of my previous enquiry, so each time I call they have to open a new 'job'. We've seen the same assessor twice, and on both occasions he completely agreed that it needs doing. I want the trees gone before they start to grow again. So I was planning to hire a chainsaw and do the job myself. Anyone used one of these before? How did you get on?