Michael it was a pleasure meeting you.
If I remember you said the trees where you are were much further away than the 250' where the hotel is across the street from me.
You should be fine don't worry.
As long as where the antenna is pointed and it's a clear level view you are ok. The hotel acorss the street is a good 2 stories taller than the view my antenna needs to see and I was getting everything except NBC.
With the new 10' pole the hotel is still taller than the view of the antenna needs, but its enough for me to get a very strong signal.
No, you don't have to see the lake or CN tower as I can't see it from where I am.
City is a max signal
actually all Toronto channels are at max.
Please do let us know how your install goes and Iam sure you wont have a problem.
If you have trees and they are close by less than 80' and they are twice the height of the antenna then you might have a slight problem. If the trees are much further away than that then you should be fine.
I will let you know as Iam getting, a 42A10 for my dad and mounting a 4221 on the chimney. My parents house has trees 25' away and is 30 to 35' tall so I wil let you know the results as Iam not going to mount the antenna as high to clear the trees.
Will take pics and post them of the install so you can get a idea how tall the trees are compared to the antenna.