Trimming & cutting down some Sabal Palm trees
I have eight ( 8 ) Sabal Palm trees on my property that are all overflowing with flowers that need to be cut off,..some almost reaching the ground. I also want to cut down one tree altogether. Was going to hire a tree guy who would trim them for $20 per and cut down the one for $150. However, a neighbor, ( a 65 yr old lady ), said I should trim and cut down the one I want to be rid of, myself, as she does on her property.
These trees are all 15 - 22 feet tall and about 11 inches in diameter.
Question : Is this a worthwhile project to take on myself ? I am a healthy 65 yo who has used chain saws in the past.
What tools would I need ? ( Have none now ) My neighbor has just about convinced me the cost of the required tools will be made up for in two years of pruning costs by a pro.
I am retired, so have the time. Have always been a do-it-yourselfer,..so am leaning towrd taking her advise.
Any opinions out there ? Chain saw sizes ? Makes ? Types of ladder, etc needed ?