Everyone has heard of someone doing this, but probably has not done it or actually seen someone else do it. I had a dead tree that needed to come down, but it leaned towards my garage. I estimated the height, and was pretty sure it would reach the garage roof when dropped. So I needed to tie onto it to pull it away from the garage with the pickup when cutting it. There was a fork about 25 feet up, and I had a small grapple on about 70 foot of rope. Trouble was, I could not get the grapple through the fork. So I tried something we have all heard about, but probably few have actually ever done. I got out my bow, tied a nylon string to a junk arrow, and fired it through the fork. Took 3 tries, because the first 2 times the string fouled on a branch sticking out from a neighboring tree. But I cut that off with a pole pruner, and third time did it. Tied the string to the rope, pulled the grapple up into the fork, tied the rope to the pickup, and cut the tree most of the way, with the notch in the direction I wanted the tree to fall, about 90 degrees away from the direction of the lean. When I pulled the tree down with the pickup, it did not fall quite the direction I hoped. It fell about 60 degres from the direction of the lean, and hung in another tree. So I had to re-tie to the pickup and pull it out of the other tree. Overall, the results were a bunch better than dropping it through the garage roof, or just waiting until it rotted enough to fall on the garage, or paying someone with a bucket truck. No one was around to get any pictures, and my wife had the digital camera with her at school anyway. So I'm sorry, no pics to illustrate this.