It's getting too expensive to pay those guys that come once a year to trim my hedge. My first session this month finished one side of one of the pair of hedges, and finished my arms, too. Now, two sessions later, recovered and getting stronger, I have finished two thirds of one half of one top, perched at the end of a ladder the whole time.
Aside from all the schemes of hedge trimming robots and trimmer swinging gantries, I'm up there thinking, "Could this eight foot wide (min.) flat top support me and a sheet of plywood while I sit up there trimming the next landing spot for the sheet?" Also, "Could I cut four feet off the top of each tree and expect the top to ever fill in again?" Some of the branches are already beginning to exceed the capacity of my trimmer (a "Hedge Hog").
BTW, I live in Ottawa, Ontario, if that makes any difference. Thanks for letting me vent, if nothing else.
- Owen -