I just completed six palm trees using the Stihl PP800 Pole Pruner. It did the job, but took quite some time and taking down the dead seed pods was a chore. 5 of these trees were too high for a power pole saw (which I don't have anyway), but the manual pole saw was time consuming. Is it safe to buy the powered pole saw and use with a step ladder? I have read before it's not advisable to go that route, but how do the guys that do a lot of palm trees get done quicker with out a power pole saw? I have offers for another dozen palm trees. Also would the battery power Oregon or Stihl pole saws be a good choice? I just do Palm trees on the side line of the lawn care business and no other trees.