Up here they call it a weed wacker, anyway What about fence posts and trees, chain link fences are impossible, is there a way to prevent damage other than using a hand trimmer? Or is there a way to avoid doing this work altogether? A guy who is very successful in the business told me if the customer doesn't like the damage he takes round up and puts it along the fence. We never got into what he does around trees. I've read in this forum some will want or sell mulch rings (whatever that is) to the customer I'm assuming thats wood chips... In a related story I know someone who accidently cut off a rabbits foot (the rabbit was hiding under a deck and jumped into the weed wacker. So my buddy had to stomp on its head to kill it, then he bagged it.