We men have a frightening tendency to break ourselves. Men fall out of trees, off roofs or off ladders.
Men over 50 are a particularly worrying group. So, why not help the silly old sods.
The best way to help them is with a long-handled lopper. Buy a good long one that extends out to 4 metres at least.
The better quality extension loppers have different heads that can be interchanged. There are secateurs heads or saw heads etc. My Wolfe long handled lopper even has a rake head for pulling weeds and algae out of fish ponds.
Anyway, get your over 50 male relo an extension lopper or pruner soon. Before they fall out of a tree, off the roof or whatever.
Standing on the ground while you work is always the safest way to go.