my oak tree has grown over my roof? please tell me the best way to trim?

It is very big,we are renting a bucket truck to trim it,I don't want to harm it. yes I would hire someone, but due to lack of funds, from living in Florida I am unable to hire someone.

Asked By: beachbum - 10/9/2007
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Always be safe. That's the main thing in trimming trees. As far as limbing goes, it's pretty easy. Especially, if you have a lift bucket where you can position it where ever you need it. It's a two person job. Leave the chainsaw off until you get situated. Always be aware. Think ahead and judge where the limb will go... More
Answered By: Joel D - 10/10/2007
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burn the house down leave the tree along
Answered By: richard p - 10/9/2007
Hey...most people can't afford to get a lift bucket. Just start on the end and trim a little at a time so as not to damage anything when the limb falls. Once you get to the main limb...heavy part...trim only what you can handle. It may have to be 2 foot pieces...if that long. You can trim all the way back to main trunk... More
Answered By: extex_cop - 10/9/2007
You may want to save up and hire an arborist, or at least see if there is anyone in your area botanical gardens, local university if they offer agriculture/landscape design, or a garden expert in the newspaper, anyone who would be willing to give you free advice. You can seriously damage the tree by improper pruning... More
Answered By: purpleallium - 10/9/2007
Unfortunately you really do need to hire someone or get someone knowledgeable to do the job. If you are renting a bucket, then you could more than likely afford to have it trimmed.
Answered By: Deborah S - 10/9/2007
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