I had to cut off a few branches from a large ash, since they are touching the roof when the leaves return to the trees and therefore weighs them down a bit.
Those branches were about 7 m up, so I had to use a ladder. I try not to use a chainsaw while I am on top of a ladder, and these branches could be tackled with hand powered tools.
I enrolled my children in the logging team, and they were responsible for holdig the rope that would prevent the branch from falling down. We had wrapped it three times around a large tree, so they had a small lection in the forces of friction as well.
|Ahh, working outside is nice when the sky is blue.|
|Sawing with a small foldable japanese pullsaw.|
|One branch to go.|