I need to cut four small hazelnut trees growing on an embankment near my
house. From what I can judge they are around 2-3m in height and the
thickest branches are around 30-40mm in diameter.
I have never done this kind of thing before and had even contemplated
the risky idea of climbing on to the embankment to cut them! Then I saw
a pole saw in my local hardware store by accident and that set me on the
However, I still remain a novice here. The choice of pole saws appears
bewildering. There are manual ones with blades that look absolutely
deadly, corded and corded electric versions as well as petrol driven
ones (which I would not want to use). The cheapest manual saws are
quite cheap (the right side of £50) and the cheapest electric ones are
not that much more expensive.
What are the dos and donts that I need to be aware of here? Do manual
saws really work or is it worth spending a bit more to avoid the grunt
work and danger and get an electric one instead? If so, what are the
features to look for?
As you can see - a novice. Any help would be much appreciated.