Anyone who knows me well (or has read my columns here) knows that I thoroughly enjoy pruning trees. It’s one of my favorite farming tasks—nothing can change a landscape more quickly than trimming the messy lower branches of a spruce tree, and I spend a good portion of the year going around the farm and working to keep encroaching trees and branches under control.
There are also plenty of apple trees to care for, and of course they require occasional pruning as well, albeit with a focus on fruit production more than aesthetics. With this in mind, I was recently given a new pruning saw as a gift, and suffice to say I’m excited to start using it now that spring is just around the corner.
You might wonder what makes a pruning saw different from any other saw. Pruning saws come in a few different shapes and sizes, with some of them attached to long poles and aimed at pruning out-of-reach branches high above your head. My new pruning saw is simpler—at first glance, it’s not much different than a regular hand saw—but a closer examination quickly reveals a few key differences that make it more ideal for tricky pruning work.
First let’s consider shape. Rather than having a straight blade, my new pruning saw features a curved blade, and from what I understand this is often the preferred shape for pruning work. Having never used a curved blade before, I’m looking forward to comparing and contrasting the strengths and weaknesses of the two designs.
What Is A Pruning Shear
A pruner shear is a tool that is used for cutting and trimming plants. It has a long blade and a short blade. The short blade is for cutting and the long blade is for trimming. It is used to cut and trim plants such as roses and shrubs. There are various types of pruners on the market, but they all have similar blades. The difference between them is their size, shape and other features. Some are designed for indoor gardening or home use while others can be used outdoors.
They are also made in different sizes, shapes and prices. The most common type of pruner shears is called an angled pruner. Many garden centers sell this kind of pruner because it is fairly easy to handle when you need to do some trimming around your house. It allows you to get close to the plant without having to bend over much. If you want a good quality pruning shear that is not expensive, then look for one with a rubberized grip to make sure it will hold up against rough surfaces. You should also check if it has a comfortable handle and easy-to-hold trigger lever. Most of all, try out the pruner by using it first before buying it.
Are You Using Your Pruning Shears Correctly?
Every gardener will need a pair of pruning shears at some point. Regular scissors may work, but they are not designed for severe cutting jobs. Before choosing on a pair of pruning shears for my garden, I broke a pair of kitchen scissors twice. I now use pruning shears for the majority of my pruning tasks in the garden. Pruning shears are a must-have gardening equipment for every gardener. However, utilizing it for the first time might be challenging. Fortunately, I have these suggestions, strategies, and a guide to assist you.Discover the many types of pruners.
Pruners are classified into two sorts depending on their cutting mechanism. These are the anvil and bypass types. Similarly, in terms of blade design, the traditional parrot beak pruner is the third kind. The bypass type is compatible with the popular ratchet pruner, which can cut branches up to two centimeters thick.