Originally Posted by JeremyKShort
We're getting along on our course. I never imagined how much stuff there is out there to trim back. We keep trimming back and keep finding more and more to trim. Mainly overgrown thorny stuff. We try to leave the trees there, just trim down where you can walk around them if you throw into the crap.
On the plus side, we haven't had any baskets disappear, so maybe the neighbors are going to leave us alone. We also had a crazy idea about a hanging basket. We were going to mount the basket under the tree, but a friend recommended we hang it. I'd seen pics of all the hanging baskets on DGCR and never thought to try it.
I really like how it turned out. Right now it's a fair bit higher than a typical basket, but we've got a lot of leftover cable so we can adjust the height after playing it a bit.
If you cut 2x4's into 6" lengths and slip them under the chain/cable it wont dig into the tree. If the tree is a softer wood it'll help protect the branch from the rubbing and swinging of the basket.