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Whats the best tool for Cutting dead branches?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Lawncutting27, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    I had one of those. With the 12" green blades. Actually worked very well, but I sold it when I got the kombi pole pruner attachment.
    Nothing against the sawzall, just no need for both, and the cordless is limited to around 6" branches.
  2. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 971

    For ground level or step ladder work, my guys love their Felco folding saws. It's a low tech, inexpensive and very effective approach.
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    Geez... Einstein?
  4. preciselawnky

    preciselawnky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    any stihl hand or pole saws, make sure you make collar cuts and dont mess up the shape of the tree. and for small trees you can sell thinning out trees, going up the center of the tree cleaning the dead and overlapping branchs so the wind can flow through the tree easily without putting stress on the limbs. You can also sell tree feeding take a soil test to determine how much nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium the tree needs.
  5. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Just chop them off and save yourself from getting smacked in the head and knocked off the mower when you forget to duck one day.You'll get your money back in the time that you save not having to dodge those branches.
    If you advertise for tree work,make sure you have the right insurance and equipment,including a chipper to get the load down to size if you have a lot of volume.
  6. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 971

    We often limb up trees with low-hanging branches that impede mowing. It almost always improves the look of the landscape and makes it much safer to mow. We don't usually charge extra for this.
  7. Lawncutting27

    Lawncutting27 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    The last two posts have given me some insight. Thank you.

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