This morning Deej's friend's guys came and cut up one downed rotted maple, and then fell a second rotted one, sawed it up, and took it all away in two hauls in about 2 hours - fast work, and pretty cheaply - boy, am I glad to have that over. We've continued to have high winds all day long, but no further big trees knocked over.
Here's how the back yard looked, the day after the high winds on the 26th December 2007:
And here's a composite photo from today:
Here's a little 31 second video of cutting down the dead tree:
also at Google Video