I like this new telescoping tree pruner from Fiskars. It is much better than the old tree pruner I used to have that was just a long wood stick with a pulling string attached to the blade. Not only was it heavy, but the string easily tangled. The new one from Fiskars is made with aluminum and is much lighter. The best feature is the pulling mechanism built into the handle. It is convenient, easy to use, and doesn’t tangle. It also comes with an attachable saw for branches that are too large for the pruner, but I have yet to try that out.
I use the tree pruner every summer to keep the branches from growing too close to the power lines in my garden in order to prevent fires.