Installing Vines of Light in Stonover Farm’s Weeping Willow Trees
Stonover Farm’s two giant weeping willow trees create a gorgeous visual focal point for the duck pond area of the property. For my recent clients Josh and Emily I upped the wow factor of these trees by installing dangling vines of twinkle lights throughout their branches.
I used a Genie S-65 boom lift from NES Rentals in springfield to do the installation. It’s a four-wheel-drive self-propelled diesel lift with a telescoping boom that extends to a max of 65 feet. The articulating jib can pan, raise/lower, and tilt the bucket relative to the mast.
My buddy Mike at NES delivered this lift, along with the 20-foot Genie Runabout I usually rent to install lighting inside the barn, with a ramp truck. It was quite impressive watching him manipulate this giant hulk of machinery so that it just barely fit onto the truck.
Here we are doing the familiarization procedure. I’m trained and certified by Genie and IATSE to operate mast, scissor, and boom lifts, but each lift operates a little differently, so the rental company representative runs the customer through the specifics for each machine when they deliver it.
I’m eagerly awaiting Josh and Emily’s professional photographer’s shots of the willow trees during the wedding celebration… Stay tuned for the pro pics!