Post Outdoor Tree with Holiday Lights Pics

#1
Maybe I'm the only one who does it, but in the last few years I've been decorating one of my outdoor trees with Christmas lights. I offer it as a one of my services too during the holiday's for anyone who may want to have it done. I do it all climbing.

Will post a pic of mine in a little while when it get's dark enough outside.
 

Tuebor

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#7
I spread my job over a couple of days. I use a box and a haul rope to bring up 4-6 at a time to the center of the canopy, then take each one out on a limb to hang. It's a nightmare maneuvering amongst the wires and cords as more are installed, trying not to get wires snagged on foot ascenders, caritools, etc, and trying not to hook one with a lanyard or drag the rope across a wire and melt the insulation.
 
#8
I started mine around Thanksgiving or a little bit before when it was nice out. Spread it over about a week or so, working around other things I have to do.
 

ATH

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#9
Including 2 trips to the store to replace nonworking lights and then cut the old strand off the star and wire tie new ones on???? WAY too long...almost half a day! Putting the star at the top of the tree and spiraling the rope lights down...about an hour.
 
#10
I did it a few years back. Took me longer to install the lights then it would have to prune or remove the tree. Had it all installed. Stayed lit for under a minute and kept throwing the breaker. What a waste of time. I'm far from an electrician and even further from being a decorator. Ha. Never again
 
#12
Including 2 trips to the store to replace nonworking lights and then cut the old strand off the star and wire tie new ones on???? WAY too long...almost half a day! Putting the star at the top of the tree and spiraling the rope lights down...about an hour.
That top where you put the star looks like none of the branches would even support a climber. Maybe it's just the picture. How'd you get it up there?
 

ATH

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#13
That top where you put the star looks like none of the branches would even support a climber. Maybe it's just the picture. How'd you get it up there?
Carefully! Some of it is the picture...looks worse than it is. It is on a 10' pole, so I wasn't quite all the way up there...but higher than I'd go on a work climb. It is pretty comfortable about where the spiral starts (which is why that isn't any higher).
 

Redtree

Active Member
#14
Maybe I'm the only one who does it, but in the last few years I've been decorating one of my outdoor trees with Christmas lights. I offer it as a one of my services too during the holiday's for anyone who may want to have it done. I do it all climbing.

Will post a pic of mine in a little while when it get's dark enough outside.
merry Christmas from Ontario.
this spruce is squeezed between a silver and a Norway all summer. now it's time to shine. even after the lights come off. crown reduced and headed maples back to maintain spruce shape for next year. 350 feet of lights. installed from the inside, climbed. insane.

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