I looked at iddee's slideshow - great detail - thanks so much.
I don't own a chainsaw or any other cutting tools, but I'm going over there tomorrow and see what the lay of the land (or the truck, that is) is. I'll take a hive box, some swarm lure, frames and rubber bands, my hive tool, a swiss army knife and we'll see what happens. The guy who called really doesn't want to send the bees to a recycling center with the rest of the tree (I suppose he meant where they chip up the wood). He'll have saws, etc, so I'll take an extra bee suit in case I need his help cutting.
I'll report back and let you all know the rest of the story.
Linda T in Atlanta around the corner from a truck with a tree full of bees!