This is what I call “the tree trimmer’s dance” or the “dance of the tree trimmer.”
This is an extempore dance that everyone with a pair of tree trimmers can do. Any other small tree service cutting and/or pruning tool will also work with this dance. The trick is to play music with lots of movement and as you’re trimming foliage you cut and move your body to not only the music but to the tune your heart and body plays when you trim the leaves and branches extempore.
Therefore, this dance will look different for everyone who does it. It’s up to you to move to the vibes of how you feel and how your body responds to the music when you’re using trimmers. However, you shouldn’t freak out in the sense that you shouldn’t try overly hard to make this dance energetic. The energy should seem natural and so often the movements are quite lethargic and rhythmic rather than explosive and chaotic.
After all, you can get into a good tempo when trimming trees with pruning tools and so some people do this dance with no music at all and only listen to the music in their extremities as they peacefully go about their work with a clear mind. Not that a clear mind is necessary but it does help to be one with the nature you’re editing. As gardeners and arborists it’s our duty to literally care for the plants we are trimming and so this dance should have a peaceful element.
With that said, I’ve also seen people get away with doing the tree trimmer’s dance while playing rock and roll. What really matters is the dance itself–the movements of your body and the feeling in your bosom, not the noise in your ears, because we believe that tree service is a contemporary art.
So I hope you try this dance next time you need to do some gardening or landscaping in the backyard or for your clients if you work for a tree service company because it really makes doing a good job easier due to the great enjoyment it supplies. Have fun!