This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers. There is so much to consider when taking down a giant and they covered everything. The wood of the tree was salvaged for Urban Hardwoods.
I would be very curious as to the reason it was cut down. From the video, the tree itself looked to be fine - no obvious rot. Maybe its own weight was pulling it apart. Or the neighborhood was complaining about the 8.6 trillion tons of leaves that would come down every year. But you can also see it partway in the street and overtaking the sidewalks and front yard. I know having a 100+ ft. tree weighing somewhere north of 5 tons hanging over my house would be a little...intimidating.