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I need to stand 2 poles up on either side of my yard for Christmas I plan to run lights down from the top and I need to support the pole for all of winter it will be about 7-9ft and I will have 16 strands of lights going around it to the ground I may only use one pole if I need space but it still has to stay straight up and not fall any ideas Im not sure what they even call this type of setup I call it a Pole Tree because thats it essentially a pole that looks like a tree ( its the same as used in many light displays with music and they turn sections on and off

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A 10 foot stick of 1 1/4" or so of electrical EMT conduit would probably work:
http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Electrical-Boxes-Conduit-Fittings-Conduit/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg4Zbohl/R-202068042/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

The conduit is easily driven into the ground using water. Just pour some water on the ground and start working the conduit up and down in the same spot, add more water as needed until the conduit is in the ground 2 or 3 feet.

Purchase one 1 1/4" EMT connector to fit on the top end of the conduit. That connector can be screwed into a 1 1/4" galvanized floor flange from the plumbing dept.
http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pipes-Fittings-Valves-Galvanized-Pipe-Fittings-Fittings/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg4Zbuue/R-100183709/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Drill the (1/4"dia. or so) 16 holes around the perimeter of the flange for each strand. Maleable iron is easy to drill.

The conduit should be fairly secure by itself but you could use small diameter steel guy wire (14 ga. or so) and some tent stakes for added support. 4 should be enough.

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