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I just finished cutting a 2"=3" branch off a wild cherry tree that's been overhanging my back garage roof and clogging up the gutter with leaves and crap. My feet never left the ground.

Ever hear of a pocket saw?

This thing works great! I put some 550 cord on the ends, fastened a couple of short metal rods as handles to make it easier on the hands.
I just threw it over the limb I wanted to cut, and a few minutes of sawing later, I was finished. It's not hard to use either.

It's essentially a piece of chainsaw chain, but with less teeth so it doesn't take as much power to pull through the wood. Since I was on the ground, all I had to do was shift my weight from arm to arm to saw through the branch. Easy peasy. I had more trouble dragging the limb down into the woods than I did cutting it off. Too bad it doesn't have D rings instead of strap handles.




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You can also cut a stick to the right length and make a bow saw out of one.  smile.png

...but I can't throw it up in a tree and still cut the limb off ;)

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That's a good idea. I've moved trees off the road with a backpacker's bow saw before, but I don't keep one of those in my own car. Add a cheap come-along and a piece of samson weave or tow strap and you are capable of moving the car or the tree chunk.

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As someone who often gets "Hey you cut trees right?" I feel like I should own one of these.  Probably more than one since being larger than the average bear, I hate leaving the ground.

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