If It Were Just For Me, I Wouldn't Ask...Its tough caring for a home I don't own. I don't have the money to hire someone to help me and everytime I ask someone they're busy. I need to trim a limb off a tree. If I don't, in time it'll kill the tree. The limb is already split from the trunk. Really all I need is someone to hold the ladder I need to stand on while I saw off the limb. Its nothing fancy. Well it would be great if that very same person would hold the ladder so I could also clean the gutter to this other part of the house. I guess I'll have to do it by myself. The gutter one I can probably do by myself; but, the tree, well I'm worried since I will have to set up the ladder on a hill. I'm afraid I'll fall. I just don't know what to do. I could hire a company. I know they'll charge lots of money which I don't have. I hate the situation that I'm in, it sucks.
Update: So last year (2012) I did trim the lower branches by myself on the ladder, almost took a tumble a couple times (yes, with the ladder). This helped it recover from the split; yet, unfortunately it did weaken the tree (since I was never able to cut off the split limbs) and inevitably the tree failed during one of our recent intense thunderstorms (June 2013). It has since collapsed & in the process hit part of the house. So now have hired a general contractor to repair the house. The tree ... I'm sad to say has perished. I loved that tree. I felt bad I couldn't do more to help it & had saved up money to this year hire a company to trim it, though it was too late.
Please help your neighbors. If they had offered, I would have taken the offer. I do need help. Its so hard to do everything myself.