Best way to remove a mature 12 foot Palm Tree?
We have a large dominearing Palm Tree in our back garden that was there when we moved in. It stands approx 12-14 feet high.
Although it had a certain charm, we are now getting a bit fed up with it, as our garden is quite small, the birds don't like perching in it for some reason etc. so we've now decided we want it out, but having already had a hard time trying to remove 2 stubborn and ugly Yukkas, (had to resort to hiring a tree surgeon with a stump grinder in the end!), I fear this tree will be worse as I've heard the root systems are particularly difficult to dig around.
I'm quite compitent with a chainsaw, but it's the complete removal of the root system that I'm unsure of, as we also have a brick path running 2 feet from it that we don't want to disturb!
Has anyone had good, reliable experience with removing these beasts?