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How to Correctly Trim Trees with Your Pole Saw

How to Correctly Trim Trees with Your Pole Saw

A pole saw has one primary goal: trim trees and large shrubs. It’s designed to help you reach and prune the branches you could only reach with a step ladder before. Pole saws, especially from SawingPros.com, are made to make trimming of trees a job you never thought would be so easy.

But how do you trim trees properly? Here are the steps:

  1. Ensure that no one and nothing is below the branch you intend to fell. The area below it should be clear of fallen branches. Be wary of where the exposed roots are as well since you can’t remove them.
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    Decide where you’ll trim. Removing a branch typically needs much preparation, and jump cuts decrease the weight before the final cut. If you can, cut at horizontal or almost horizontal surfaces of the vine or branch.

  • In most cuts, the blade will begin from the top of the branch.
  • When doing a jump cut, the blade will trim from underneath the branch. This requires more physical effort because you’ll be working against gravity.
  • Water sprouts might be difficult or impossible to trim properly from the ground using your pole saw because they’re vertical.
  1. Hold your saw. Use your hands to move the pole saw to a vertical position. Pause. Feel its weight and control it. Reposition it to where you’ll cut. Unless you’re making a jump cut, its weight should rest on the branch.
  2. Position yourself. Carefully move to a spot where you can hold the end of the pole saw at chest level while standing far from the side of the limb, and not below it. Your pole saw should be at an angle while you trim, not directly up and down. If your pole can be adjusted, you may need to extend it for this step.
  3. Start trimming. Your first strokes should be slow and controlled. Cut vertical to the branch to make the strokes bite as much as you can. The concept is to create a groove in the wood to guide the later, faster strokes, so don’t worry if the rest of the cut needs to go a different direction. During the beginning strokes, expect your pole saw to slip if the branch is sloped. When this happens, you have to stop. Collect your energy, and reposition your pole saw before continuing.

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  4. Continue and make your final cuts. You’ll know you can go faster once the saw is secure in the groove. Just remember to keep your eye on the vine or branch you’re cutting, especially when it’s almost about to fall.
  5. Clean up. If you need to cut another branch, you have to remove the fallen branch from the work area first before proceeding.

Here are some safety tips you need to be aware of when using a pole saw:

Happy safe trimming!

 

Green Living At Home In Two Easy Ways

Green Living At Home In Two Easy Ways

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Everything in our life starts at home. Everything we see, from the very first moment we opened our eyes, starts at home. Everything we do, from the very first moment we used our hands, starts at home.

So, it’s only right for us to protect the environment in our own little way from home. More so, it’s only right for us to protect the environment in our own little way from home via green living.

The only question is: How can we start?

Must read books on coffee making, it’s time to brace yourselves.

Here are two easy ways:

Going Local

Do you know what’s interesting about going local?

It’s the fact that we know how going local can be when it comes to health as we get to buy products that are not only made with freshly harvested ingredients, but also made from naturally grown ingredients. It’s also the fact that we know how going local can be when it comes to finances as we get to buy products that are not only made from naturally grown ingredients, but also made with reasonably priced materials. It’s even the fact that we know how going local can be when it comes to safety as we get to buy products that are not only made with reasonably priced materials, but also made from naturally used tools.

But do you know what’s more interesting about going local?

It’s the fact that going local can be healthier for us compared to buying products that are mostly made from unnaturally grown ingredients. It’s also the fact that going local can be budget-friendly for us compared to buying products that are usually made with unreasonably priced materials. It’s even the fact that going local can be safer for us compared to buying products that are generally made from unnaturally used tools.

Going D.I.Y.

Do you know what’s interesting about going D.I.Y.?

It’s the fact that going D.I.Y. is safe enough for us to enjoy the result of a project rather than using products that are mostly made from unnaturally used tools. It’s also the fact that going D.I.Y. is budget-friendly enough for us to enjoy the outcome of a project rather than using products that are usually made with unreasonably priced materials. It’s even the fact that going D.I.Y. can be healthy enough for us to enjoy the conclusion of a project rather than using products that are generally made from unnaturally grown ingredients.

But do you know what’s more interesting about going D.I.Y.?

It’s the fact that going D.I.Y. helps us become more patient as we get to enjoy the result of a project made from naturally used tools. It’s also the fact that going D.I.Y. helps us become more determined as we get to enjoy the outcome of a project made with reasonably priced materials. It’s even the fact that going D.I.Y. helps us become more appreciative as we get to enjoy the conclusion of a project made from naturally grown ingredients.

Living Green In A Simple Way

Living Green In A Simple Way

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Let’s face it.

Each of us has struggled with lifestyle changes. Each of us has struggled with consequences. Each of us has struggled with ourselves.

Be it the kind of lifestyle where you only get to eat little food or the kind of lifestyle where you only need to study more or the kind of lifestyle where you always need to work overtime, the fact remains that changing all these doesn’t happen in a blink of an eye.

But you know what?

There’s one kind of lifestyle you don’t have to struggle with, as compared to you only getting to eat little food. No struggling with consequences, as compared to you only needing to study more. No struggling with yourself, as compared to you always needing to work overtime.

And that’s living green…

For starters, green living is a kind of lifestyle where one’s action is primarily based on the environment’s welfare and a person’s well-being. Take for example, when it comes to buying produce. Instead of buying store-bought foods with lots of preservatives in it, why not buy local food with lots of nutrients in it? It will not only be a sign that you care enough for the local community and their hard work to give consumers the healthiest kind of produce out there, but also a sign that you care enough for yourself and your hard work to only patronize the healthiest kind of produce out there.

There’s also the 3Rs: reduce, where you find ways to decrease the negative impact of energy usage to its source like going for the best lights for growing weed in your backyard; reuse, where you find ways to use things that can still be used for other purposes like making book stands from an old cabinet door; and recycle, where you find ways to gather things that can still be used for better purposes like collecting plastic bottles for an upcoming Christmas project – all of which doesn’t only promote the importance of our environment, but also the significance of one’s creativity.

Living green in a simple way only requires you to do 2 things: (1) going for local and (2) observing the 3Rs. Everything else will follow, so long as you take care of Mother Nature – just as she has taken care of us since the dawn of time.

And that’s living green…

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