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Gold Supporting Member
- Jun 9, 2011
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- Hillbilly Hollywood, Tenn
Pretty much what I did. Took out all the lower limbs with gas chainsaw built on 7 foot pole. That removed about 60% of the mistletoe that never got sent to MeBelle. Probably several POUNDS of it. I was on an incline and when a bigger limb got hung on the end of the pole. I was backing uphill but the weight of the pole saw and limb pushed me to the ground. 3 months later, I'm still nursing a muscle tear. Moral of the story is -- I can get in the Christmas spirit a bit -- but I'm not gonna kill myself over it anymore..[
I ended up 1/2 killing myself getting it out of that poor Ash tree. Was laid up for weeks with a muscle tear. At that point, I had no interest in the Mistletoe business anymore. BUT -- there's still two more large bunches in large limbs that need to come down.. You can preserve it. Maybe for your birthday... LOL...
You should just get an extension saw and cut out entire branches from the tree.
You will appreciate the fact that you will always have a nice piece of ash at your disposal.