Lighting The Trees as Part of Your Design Is a Good Idea, but it can be dangerous working from a ladder.
Putting Christmas Lights in Trees
If you are thinking of putting lights in your trees please consider the danger involved in working from a ladder. In addition leaning a ladder against a tree is not very safe. We suggest having a helper and having them help with the installation. A six foot or taller a-frame step ladder works well. If you are lucky enough to have an orchard ladder that would be your best option. There maybe times that you need to get into the tree itself, just be careful and work slowly.
It is best to start at the base of the tree and winding mini-lights around the trunk of the tree with about three inch spacing between wraps. Work your way up the trunk and out to the tips of the limbs as far as possible and then back to the main trunk. Move on to the next branch and keep repeating the process until all of the trunk and branches are wrapped with Christmas Lights. Wrapping a tree with lights can take a significant amount of lights. You can usually find a wide range of mini-lights on Amazon.com that will work. An average sized oak tree can take 200-500 feet of lights.
Simplify Putting Christmas Lights in Your Trees
If you would like to outsource the lighting of your trees, bushes, shrubs, grounds, and home just give us a call and we can take care of everything while you enjoy the holiday with your friends and family.