I got a call from my friendly Shinto priest today
The wood is called Shi-noki around here, but the proper name is "Sudajii" in Japanese, or "Castanopsis sieboldii" or "chinkapins" or "chinquapins", in English, and is of the Beech family. The tree was quite sick and rotting, but it looks like the main trunk is going to be OK for me to get.
The Arborist guys have a new truck! It has a neat crane on it, that you can also attach a cherry picker bucket to the boom.
This is one of the pieces I'm getting
It is too bad that most of this wood is not so good.
If you notice the guy on the side of the pic, has something in his hand, it is a remote control unit for the crane neat
I'm getting the piece with the yellow ribbon on it, and the one directly to the right.