I love this tree and we tried to save it. But frankly, it is way too large for the space it is in. Additionally, since we are designing passive solar into our plans and this non-deciduous tree is on the south side of the house, it is coming down.
We are saving the wood and going to have it milled into board lengths for use as stair treads and perhaps cabinets.
Some of the smaller trees between the house and the red building (which is now gone) are also coming down
It is being cut today. It sure will look different when we go up next time.