As their name implies, a pole pruner is a tool with a pruning blade on the end of a pole of some kind. Some pole pruners are on 6 foot long poles while others go as high as 12 feet. The primary issue with this tool is its weight. Holding a heavy pole pruner up in the air for more than a few minutes can be very tiring. The best models are made of some kind of composite or plastic material that is very strong yet very light.
Fiskars Pruning Stik® Tree Pruner