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Published on July 15, 2014

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Holiday Light Display… How Do They Do That? : Holiday Light Display… How Do They Do That? 2014 APGA Conference Merton LaBare: Merton LaBare ISA Certified Arborist / Climber Specialist 9 holiday seasons at Longwood Gardens 16 years in the tree industry PowerPoint Presentation: Arborists begin install September 3 rd (the day after Labor Day) 135 trees / forms 6,031 strands = 312,870 individual light bulbs Total of 2,558 labor hours 1804.25 to install 294.25 for maintenance 459.5 to take down 27.45 miles of lights 2013 Holiday Display *data only inclusive of arborist responsibilities PowerPoint Presentation: How did you get those numbers? Outlook Excel PowerPoint Presentation: Hours ??? Lights??? Crew of 3 = 24 man hours and 60 strands of lights So when the design calls for the first 3 trees to be decorated… We can use this tree as a base measure of time and lights 3 trees x 24 man hours = 72 man hours 3 trees x 60 strands = 180 strands Crew of 6 = 1.5 days Why Go Through The Trouble? PowerPoint Presentation: Scheduling Alright… Enough with the numbers… How is it done?: Alright… Enough with the numbers… How is it done? PowerPoint Presentation: Weather protection What types of lights are available?: What types of lights are available? Incandescent LED 5mm C-6 C-7 M-5 Icicle G-12 Raspberry PowerPoint Presentation: Low Voltage PowerPoint Presentation: The Problem with Incandescent L ights Some LED lights have replaceable l i ght bulbs this same problem occurs. PowerPoint Presentation: The Better Solution: Molded and Sealed Light B ulbs Another Problem De-Install: De-Install Cords marked for length get wrapped and ready of storage Lights being removed are placed in trash can to be untangled, tested, wrapped and counted Crab line marks left to designate limbs to decorate for following years PowerPoint Presentation: Arborist input Volunteer input Tracking l ights after they have come off the tree

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