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Old 04-20-2013, 09:15 PM
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What type of pruner do I need for tall trees.

I have an account and it has two large trees that are about 20 feet high and is pruned in a circular fashion all the way around. What can I use to prune around such a high tree.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:37 PM
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What type of pruner do I need for tall trees.

I use the Stihl combi. Hedge angle trimmer with extensions and the pole pruner chain saw is awesome
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:08 PM
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I thought of those but might not be high enough. These trees are at least over 20 feet high with branches at least a radius of 15 feet branches.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:15 PM
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Ladder or man lift. Pole saw is not going to give a manicure look.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:28 PM
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Climb the tree.. Ladders and chainsaws do not mix!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:28 PM
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Tell your customer to quit being an idiot and paying someone to prune a tree like a shaped hedge.

It's amazing how some trees, that mature at 20 feet, tend to keep a nice natural shape.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:58 PM
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I thought a man lift would be the ideal solution. But can imagine that's another expensive endeavor. Not sure on how safe an a frame ladder and the extension would be but sounds like a cheaper solution.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:24 AM
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What type of pruner do I need for tall trees.

The combo will go that high. You just need the extensions Or a step ladder. I've done that many times.
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To trim a 20' into the shape they want wouldn't be cheap in the first place, if they thought it would be cheap or if you told them it was cheap; then that is where the mistake was made.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:11 AM
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To trim a 20' into the shape they want wouldn't be cheap in the first place, if they thought it would be cheap or if you told them it was cheap; then that is where the mistake was made.

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The job has to be priced to cover whatever equipment you need to buy and or rent to do the job safely.
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