There once was a tree. The one on the right end of the line.
It was a tall tree.
A very tall tree.
Unfortunately, it was a sick tree and had to come down before it fell on the neighbors house.
So we threw a rope through the V in the trunk.
It was a long rope.
The chain saw came out.
And we got ready.
A notch was cut in the trunk to guide the fall of the three.
After a mighty tug on the rope (or two or three)...
Success! No Houses were harmed in the felling of this tree.
Then the chain saw started up again and the cleaning crew started to work.
After a short time, the yard was cleaned up and the football/baseball/soccer field was safe once again.