Help, lights hanging from trees

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by Tq23, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    I have a customer that has several large trees in their front yard. They want me to hang a strand of lights down from the branches. She wants 3-5 strands hanging from each branch and there are 4 branches. So basically, the light strand is plugged in at the branch and then just hangs down. She is from Texas and says this is popular down there.

    Does anyone have a picture of what this looks like? I have a general idea of how to make it work and wire it up, just want to see one, to double check myself.....


  2. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,646

    I have seen this further down south, kind of a scotch moss thing. not my cup of tea, but I don't live down there.
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,753

    Sometimes you need to decide what jobs you want to take and which ones fall outside of "what we do".

    Keep in mind your name is on the job and that particular design aspect sounds like it would not look good.

    What works in one part of the country doesnt work always work in another.
  4. britelights

    britelights LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    LOL...yes that is from Texas! They are called 'rain lights.' Not hard to do -- I'll see if I can find a pic. I'll also ask Carlos details on how he does it. We actually don't really care to do it - but we will if the customer insists. We just did 3 trees like that as part of a large municipality job -- looks really cool.
  5. Tq23

    Tq23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Thanks for the responses. It seems like it might look good, if done right. I will be interesting to try it and see how it looks.



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