Pick up the Popper by the rubber-covered handle making sure you bend your knees to lift.
Carry the Popper to the target plant while holding the Popper close to your body to avoid muscle strain and knocking yourself or others.
With the tread plate facing the operator, place the jaws around the base of the plant stem, just above the soil surface, easing the jaws on while holding the Popper upright and close to your body.
Step back from the tree, place your feet apart and press down steadily on the end of the Popper's handle to lever the tree out of the ground. (Do not put your foot on the Popper). Always bend your knees rather than your back.
To release the popped tree, move back towards the tree, lifting the popper back up to a vertical position to open the jaws. If the tree is stuck hard then bend down and remove it from the jaws. Remember to hold the Popper close to your body and bend your knees rather than your back.