Over the weekend my neighbor asked me if I was fond of the tree. I said no, and he agreed, it shaded his tomato plants. Then he said, "I can take it out for you if you want". Sure!!! And to my surprise it was gone within 2 days. The cost, a loaf of homemade cinnamon oatmeal raisin bread. He enjoyed the bread so much he offered to do more work for another loaf.
Patience, so glad I've found a bit more of it these days. Saved money and bonded with the neighbors.