Post Outdoor Tree with Holiday Lights Pics

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  1. climbingmonkey24

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    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.
     
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    I do that every year to a tree in my backyard. This is from a couple years ago. Since then, I've added green light balls and spread them out a bit more. Heading up tomorrow.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    This is a 35-40' Pin oak in our front yard. I put the star on the end of a 10' Bamboo pole and it sticks out of the top of the tree with LED rope lights spiraling down. Took the picture a little early tonight...

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    About how long does it take each of you to install the lights you have pictured?

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I don't know about you guys but I enjoy the process. It's fun. Different from being in the tree for work-related stuff.
     
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    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?
     
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    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).
     
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    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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    @Redtree did you mean to post a pic?
     
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    yes but I haven't been on in a while and I think I'm not logged in or something. I'll try again

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    spruce pic?[​IMG]

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    Muy bien.
     

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