Whether using a hand saw or a small chain saw, trimming branches from a ladder can be a bad idea. There's a better way -- pole chainsaw rentals that telescope from 7 feet six inches to 11 feet six inches allow you to lop off branches as high as 16 feet while keeping your feet safely on the ground.
|Engine power:||1.5 HP gas engine|
|Telescoping shaft length:||7 foot 6 inches to 11 foot 6 inches|
|Chain saw bar length:||12 inches|
DO: Cut lower branches first, so higher branches don't get hung up after they're cut.
DON'T: Never stand directly under a branch that you're cutting,
DO: Cut larger branches in several parts from the outer limbs inward toward the tree trunk, rather than make a single cut to remove the entire branch.
DO: Always use the harness and sling strap carrying systems provided by the rental center.