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Old 09-14-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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sorry to begin a new post but can't enter photos on my last existing post.

These are the main things for which I need a pole saw. Then, I hope to use it as a regular saw on the short holly in front of the window.

The crape myrtle is next to a 6' fence and I want it trimmed to 6 or 8'.

The yew is next to a 4' fence and I want it cut to 6 or 8'.

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Plus I dislike the crape myrtles and want to begin cutting the multiple trunks off, down at the ground (with a new saw) as my hedge plants grow.

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Those crepe myrtles are the clump variety,you don't cut the trunks,just shape the upper growth.

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canarywood,

The roots are invasive and they are deciduous and I thought I could gradually get rid of them by cutting some of the trunks every year. What will happen if I try to do that? I don't exactly want to kill them till my shrubs are taller.

My yard has a slightly lower elevation than the sidewalk (outside of my fence) and I want more privacy.
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canarywood,

The roots are invasive and they are deciduous and I thought I could gradually get rid of them by cutting some of the trunks every year. What will happen if I try to do that? I don't exactly want to kill them till my shrubs are taller.

My yard has a slightly lower elevation than the sidewalk (outside of my fence) and I want more privacy.

Well all roots are invasive,and if you cut the trunks they'll just sprout a new shoot,and what's wrong with a deciduous variety.
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You would have a pretty rough time getting a decent looking trim using the electric pole saw on those. If you can't/don't want to use a hedge trimmer on those you might be better off using something like this.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Jameson-6...5#.UjSuqT-E5Kk
This is just an example, not a recommendation of any particular pruner. You just hook the branch you want to cut with the pruner and pull on the rope. Have one of these for pruning around the house and it will cut 3/4" oak branches with the pruner part and 6" to 8" branches with the saw.
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thanks Chitownken,

my dad had a long (like 6') pruner with a rope, so I know how those work.

I want some of these things left tall but don't want to have to use a ladder. My ladder always sinks into the ground to where I feel it's going to tip me over.

I have a hedge trimmer but think I bought one that is too small. Even on a privet type hedge it's a struggle to trim.
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thanks Chitownken,

my dad had a long (like 6') pruner with a rope, so I know how those work.

I want some of these things left tall but don't want to have to use a ladder. My ladder always sinks into the ground to where I feel it's going to tip me over.

I have a hedge trimmer but think I bought one that is too small. Even on a privet type hedge it's a struggle to trim.
put down a sheet of plywood and then put the ladder on that.
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plywood under ladder! Did not think of that. Thanks. I couldn't lift a sheet, but I could get some big pieces that would serve the same purpose!
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is that expencive . i have the $40 fiskers, and it works well.
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I didn't find the Remington pole saw I wanted and bought a Ryobi at H.D. Which was my only option. Now realize it's only 6 amp, so thinking I want one with more amps. Plus I am having trouble getting the poles hooked together and don't believe anything should be difficult. Doing a return and looking at Ace tomorrow.

Some of these things, like the crape myrtle, have too many branches and I'd spend an entire day clipping them one at a time.

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