Branch Wrapping

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by Tq23, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I have a potential customer that is interested in having several trees done, but he wants the branches wrapped. I have never done a tree this way and am struggling as to estimate how many lights it will take. We normally use 6" spacing lights, but for this should i use 4" or 2.5"?

    Thanks for any help

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  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    100 lights per foot of tree height will get you close. That is for 6" spacing. That's all we use,I imagine you would unnecessarily use a lot more lights with tighter spacing.

    Looks like a locust tree which are easy to wrap and the formula should work well.

    Let us know how it goes.
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  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,012

    Your going to want a minimum of 15 of the 34" strands. The LED's stand out better. Remember if the tree is a foot thick it going to take 3.14' of lights to go around just one time. Just to get to the main crotch of the tree about 14' up you would need about 175' at 4" spacing (at 12" avg trunk width).
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,646

    I use 3-4 inch spacing when branch wrapping, you can have a bigger gap between wires and it seems to go faster, but you do put more lights per tree.
  5. TimNNJ

    TimNNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    hey just saw'd it work out for you?
  6. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Thanks to everyone that helped out with information. Unfortunately the customer ended up being a tire kicker and nothing materialized. Probably for the best since the job would have been atleast 60 minutes of travel each way.

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