"Float" an idea, if you will. If I were not getting crushed from a certain big bad thing my government is doing to me, I'd spend the money and make a video of this idea. From seeing what occurred today in yet more upward manipulation of the stock market I feel I better let the idea out and someone else run with it. From my investigation it may require about $200 to get enough helium balloons to lift a person of a non-huge size. More money, but maybe well worth it, would be required for long-term use in obtaining a special balloon or small number of balloons to carry this out. In adjusting the balloon lifting capacity to gross weight of a tree climber, and having a long rope securely attached for a grounds person to hold and help maneuver (also long enough to have the end of rope attached to the ground), and with plenty of rope to have the balloon/s above the tree tops, I believe cutting tall trees would be a breeze. The climber would still wear the regular gear but the rope around tree to waist could be swapped with strategic looping around branches in the process. I really wish to make a video showing this method, but as stated above, unable to do so. The balloon loft could be adjusted so no fear of floating away. Imagine having the effective weight of 5-10 pounds - just how much easier it would be for climbing when there is something countering the effect of gravity. The loop around tree to waist could still be used in this partial lifting method. What do you guys think of this?