Tree pruners offer a choice of lightweight poles and multiple-tooth blades, with universal saw head that attaches blade to pole. Fiberglass poles come in several lengths, from 4 to 12 ft., each with bright-orange color for high visibility. Hand-crafted wooden poles, in ash or poplar, come in octagonal or rectangular styles. Companion, aluminum couplings connect 2 round or octagonal poles to create extensions. Add pole picks to help worker raise rope and guide falling direction of branches.

Fred Marvin Associates, Akron, OH