How Do You String Lights on a Tall Outdoor Tree?

When the holiday season rolls around, outdoor decorations become a fun and festive way to express your holiday spirit. One of the most iconic decorations is string lights on a tall outdoor tree.

But stringing lights on a tall tree can be tricky and potentially dangerous. Here are some tips that will help you safely string lights on a tall outdoor tree.

Gather Supplies

Before you start stringing lights on your tree, make sure you have all the necessary supplies. You’ll need a sturdy ladder, an extension cord, an outdoor-rated electrical outlet, and of course, the strand of lights. Make sure that the lights are rated for outdoor use and that they are long enough to reach from the base of the tree all the way up to its top.

Climb Safely

Once you have all your supplies, it’s time to start stringing lights on your tall outdoor tree. Before climbing onto the ladder, make sure it is stable and secure.

Once you’re securely on the ladder, start attaching one end of your light strand to the base of the tree. Make sure it’s firmly attached so it doesn’t come loose when you’re done.

String Lights Evenly

Now that one end of your light strand is securely attached to the base of your tree, it’s time to start wrapping it around evenly and securely. Start by wrapping around one side of the trunk first before moving up in layers towards the top. Be sure not to wrap too tightly so as not to damage any branches or foliage.

Secure Lights at Top

Once you’ve reached the top of your tree with your light strand, carefully attach it in place with zip ties or clips so it’s secure and won’t come loose during windy weather conditions or when kids are running around playing in your yard.

Overall, stringing lights on a tall outdoor tree can seem like a daunting task but once you have all necessary supplies and follow these steps carefully and safely, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful twinkling lights for years to come!

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Jennifer Watson