Our three piece telescopic pole allows the birdhouse to be raised and lowered vertically. This pole comes with a ground socket base. The ground socket base is a length of steel tubing that will be inserted into the ground. The telescopic pole then fits into the ground socket base. Pole includes three 5 foot lengths of 15 gauge galvanized steel tubing. Once assembled, pole will be about 13 feet tall. Top section has a 1 3/8” outside diameter and a 1 1/4″ inside diameter. All hardware included for assembly. Weight 25 pounds.