I made a similar post a month ago on several arborist community sites, looking for general feedback on a new product my team of MBA's have been exploring as a safer alternative to traditional chainsaw usage. (attached are a few pictures) The inventor has named it the Branchsaw, and in it's current iteration, it requires a rope and bag to locate the saw into a tree, but it can be operated from remote control on the ground. Our team has the long term recommendation to our inventor to further develop an automated tree climbing capability. However, I am seeking some honest input from landscapers who routinely trim trees.
One benefit besides just being remote operated and increasing safety, is the ability to save trees that might otherwise have to come down by trimming unnecessary branchs.
Please note this is still a prototype and not a finished product, and your input could our inventor refine and bring this product to the market.
Please let me know what you guys think!