yeah, i wouldn't touch that. if it was in the middle of a big lawn without utility lines around it, i would cut it down and stump grind it.
the liability in this scenario definately isn't worth it.
At $60 an hour for a man with a chainsaw in a tree - I would venture a guess that YOU DO NOT HAVE PROPER INSURANCE. If you did - your rate for 1 man in a tree by himself would be $100 an HOUR. Come on - this is exactly what makes professionally trained Arborist look stupid.i love cutting down trees JUST NOT FOR OTHER PEOPLE but i would climb it and cut from there and drop little stuff and cut it like 16inches and then sell it for firewood this winter thoes are not power lines i see the pole that it goes in to. i would charge at least $60 an hour and the stump thing will be gone with some coals from a fire (i know sounds funny) but it really works get coals from a fire and place them in a medle bucket and have another bigger medle bucket around the tree with the bottom cut out and dump the coals in there and they will burn it down to the ground takes a while cause its still green but it gets the stump out of the way and dont cost that much to do. and with the gate being in the way makes it so much better