I just saw a post of a tree uprooting and falling from the hurricane and wanted to share how hazardous it can be attempting to cut up the tree on your own.
The rootball acts as a huge counterweight and once enough weight is cut away from the tree many times the tree will spring back to upright.
That act has hit people cutting the tree and in a few cases has crushed kids playing under the root ball. Story here.
Leave it to the professionals, ask for proof of insurance and make sure they can provide references (don’t choose some joker on Craigslist with a chainsaw and a pickup.)
Here is a video of it happening. Jump the to 1 min mark.