That's why I'm not a fan of trees near houses. There's a large cherry tree behind my parents house that I've been wanting to take down for years. My dad wants it to stay because it shades the house during the summer. Its around 75ft tall, about 30" DBH, and about 30ft away from the house. It would need a stiff south wind to blow it to his house, and our worst storms usually come from the W or SW, but then the tree lands on his workshop if it falls to the east. Some day I'll convince him it's time to come down.