I used to use a blade & lopper pole saw & I dreaded hanging new stands. Several years ago I bought a Stihl. Now I don't even blink about trimming any limbs anywhere. Very happy with it. Don't recall which model it is, but it telescopes, hangs over the tailgate of my 6'6" bed & was about $600. The price hurt for a few months, but means nothing now. It was a lot of money, but well worth it for speed, convenience, and years of trouble free use. I can reach well over 20 feet up. The first time you use it you'll wish you'd bought it years ago.