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Hedge Trimming Advice


Taxboy 12 199
17 May 2011 9:05PM
I'm looking for an alternative to my stepladder to trim a hedge which is about 11' from the ground. It is actually planted on top of a 3' retaining wall and is approx 8' high. IMy internet searches have led me to the henchman, but unfortunately for the height I need the model is too wide to fit on the path. Just to complicate matters the path has a slope on it so it might prove tricky for a scaffolding platform.

So any tips or suggestions please for what type of kit I should be looking for

TIA
Andrew

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tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 9:13PM
I personally, would NOT be trimming any hedges until the end of June, at the earliest.

Why?

Nesting birdsGrin

Not sure about the henchman, but what about Sherposcopic steps
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
17 May 2011 10:12PM
what about a mini cherry picker or scissor lift (money no object of course) Smile
Camairish 9 1.3k Scotland
17 May 2011 10:48PM
I get our neighbour (farmer) to use his tractor with trimmer attached to shear ours occaisionally - takes no time at all. If you're city bound then it's not an option obviously.
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
18 May 2011 9:55AM
Chainsaw at 6' would solve all the problems!
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
18 May 2011 10:28AM
have you tried a drone...I hear they're pretty accurate Wink
kaybee 10 3.9k 24 Scotland
18 May 2011 10:34AM
I am with Adrian-W ............... I would be taking it down to a managable height
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 10:37AM
Me too
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
18 May 2011 10:50AM
I can be of absolutely help whatsoever but like Adrian says, would defer the work for a while anyway. The ivy on my garden fences is in dire need of thinning out but I'm 99% sure that a pair of wrens nest in one rather dense area so I shall wait until I'm sure there's no danger of upsetting them Smile
arnieg e2
10 682 England
18 May 2011 2:11PM
you can get along handle hedge cutter petrol simlar to a strimmer but with a hedge cutter attachment on the end
roxpix 11 2.2k 11 Scotland
18 May 2011 2:15PM

Quote:I'm looking for an alternative to my stepladder to trim a hedge which is about 11' from the ground


Any device with a scissor or other cross blade action should cut better than your stepladders Wink

Have a look at the 5 way combination ladders in the usual DIY sheds. Abru do one
Narrow enough for paths and easily reach 11' even when set on the platform varient
arnieg e2
10 682 England
18 May 2011 2:17PM
mowersplus on the internet have some
Taxboy 12 199
18 May 2011 6:35PM

Quote:I personally, would NOT be trimming any hedges until the end of June, at the earliest.

Why?

Nesting birdsGrin

Not sure about the henchman, but what about Sherposcopic steps



Oh I totally agree I won't be trimming till late summer just starting to look around at options for how to do it Wink

The sherpascopic steps look pretty good and rather than buy they seem to be reasonably cheap to hire
Taxboy 12 199
18 May 2011 6:36PM

Quote:I am with Adrian-W ............... I would be taking it down to a managable height


Thats the ultimate aim but I don't just want to butcher it so will try to take it down gradually
Bridgelayer 7 552 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 9:34PM
Two trestle ladders and a scaffolding plank would do the trick.

Just be careful, unlike this bloke.

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