An extension Ladder is designed to help you reach higher places. This type of ladder will retract when not in use to make it easier to store.
When a telescoping tree trimmer won’t reach, an Extension Ladder may be the answer. Here are a few tips to make tree trimming with an extension ladder easier.
Setting Up the Ladder
When you set up your ladder for tree trimming, you want to make sure you lean it at an angle. This will keep the ladder from falling backwards. In addition, make sure you always stand at least two steps from the highest run to make it easier to balance.
Before you climb the ladder, make sure you adjust it to ensure the ladder is in a stable position. You want both legs on solid ground and you want the ladder to be close to the branches you plan to trim.
Have Someone Help You
Having someone help you with the ladder goes a long way. They can hold the ladder and help keep it steady, which will give you the confidence you need to get the job done. It’s always best to have someone helping you when using an extension ladder for trimming your trees.
Climbing and Trimming
When you climb the ladder, make sure you take it slowly. Place your top foot firmly on the ladder rung before moving your bottom foot to climb to the next rung.
If the branches you need to trim cannot easily be reached, use a tree trimmer. Don’t lean out away from the ladder, as this can be very dangerous.
Trimming trees can be quite the task to take on. When you have the right tools, it becomes easier. If a telescoping trimmer won’t reach, use an extension ladder to give you the right base for trimming tall trees.
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