Uplight trees for temporary Christmas decor

Old 11-20-17, 11:29 AM
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Uplight trees for temporary Christmas decor

I would like any tips on lights and placement to uplight some large maple trees for temporary purposes during the holiday season. I have 8 to 10 silver maples lining the street that I thought might look neat to uplight to show the trunks and maybe some of the lower branches at night. I'm not sure on the type of fixtures, bulb size, and placement to get any type of effect. I see a lot of low-voltage discussions for landscaping, but this will be temporary and I don't know if low-voltage would provide enough lumens. Does anyone have experience if one fixture per tree would likely work, type and size of fixture, or bulb?

If I end up needing multiple fixtures per tree it may be cost prohibited, but that's what I'm trying to figure out. I don't mind going LED for a bulb since we could hopefully roll the lights into some other seasonal displays and maybe regular Christmas lighting of the trees. The lights would only be temporary, but I thought it might be a great way to display these trees since they have some nice curb appeal. I'm in Wisconsin, therefore no leaves or mower conflicts; but I would make sure to throw snow away from fixtures since trees are adjacent to sidewalk. Thanks!

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