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11-11-2011, 05:44 PM
Hey just seeing how you guys handle larger trees..in the 20'-30' range...i went on a couple estimates and the folks want to do say 3 larger 20' trees on each side to start with..so from what i gathered the leds are the no brainer..i agree here ..c9-c7?...

11-12-2011, 12:16 AM
I have a customer with two 20' Live Oaks we cover in M6 LED Pure White. We used 408' of lights per tree. I use a 12' folding ladder, one helper, and two Wolf-Garten (best and least expensive) brand pole pruners to set the lights. I take old pole saw blades and cut off the saw portion and cut a deep V into the metal to support the lights.

I charge $300 for the tree's and it works out to be $65 per man hour. I need to post a picture of my home made tree installation tool.

11-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Right on..I will figure something out one way or another reguarding the bigger trees..but if anyone else could give some insight that would be great...

NY Landscape Lighting
11-13-2011, 10:40 AM
I buy these and throw out the clips and pole, just keep the green screw in pole tip and screw it on a heavy duty painters pole-8-16' from painting section at home depot.

turf hokie
11-13-2011, 03:50 PM
I used to use the same things as above ^^
But my guys break them in about 3 seconds,
We have gone to the telescoping pool poles, they are more durable and my guys usually fashion a hook on the end out of some scraps, usually its a peg board hook they grab from the warehouse and bend to suit. A little electrical tape and away they go.
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11-13-2011, 08:59 PM
As Chris mentioned, those tips are great. I have done the same thing, the poles, they last a little while, but in reality, they are junk. I did jest pick up another tip on the order I put in with Christmas Designers, less than $5.00. Never hurts to have an extra. Pole wise, I also use the home depot paint poles, I pick up the expandable ones, they are more, but it is nice to be able to slide them in a compartment of my bucket truck.

11-14-2011, 07:35 PM
any other tips for the larger trees..ie. estimating the lighting required and what not..cheers

11-17-2011, 07:56 AM
so the m6leds are the way to go...I saw there are 150' runs of minis too..I have to make an order today and probably do some kind of priority to get it here by next Monday or so..