i had one of those tall ones planted right next to my house by the prior owner. Came time to get it out. Dug on it for probably a month. Axe, shovel, pick etc
finally tied chains around it and hooked it up to my dodge 3/4diesel 4x4, wouldn't really move it but started chopping on it and increased the tension. Chopped some more.
Liked to kilt me. Read my thread on my bad back, comes from doing stuff like this.
THE BIRTH PLACE OF GERONIMO