Hey. He's been in business for 11 years, since he was........... wait, I'll look. Since he was 11?????? He's 24 so he's actually been in business for 6 years. Why is it so important to inflate the years in business? Anyway, yes you have to be careful what advice you take from here but as you said, I'd trust the Lawnsite experts more than a websites advice. Use a combination of loppers and trimmer on the Juniper. I've done this kind of thing dozens of times. Be careful what limbs you lop though because, as was already said, you can leave a gaping hole if you cut the wrong branch.