What type of pruner do I need for tall trees.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kebrowns, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use the Stihl combi. Hedge angle trimmer with extensions and the pole pruner chain saw is awesome
     
  3. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  4. bp lawn

    bp lawn LawnSite Member
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    Ladder or man lift. Pole saw is not going to give a manicure look.
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  5. ryan41

    ryan41 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Climb the tree.. Ladders and chainsaws do not mix!
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  7. kebrowns

    kebrowns LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  8. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The combo will go that high. You just need the extensions Or a step ladder. I've done that many times.
     
  9. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
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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.

    Michael
     
  10. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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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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