Advanced Tree Pruning For Beginners – July 2019: Part 5

In our efforts to educate and share knowledge for properly pruning the trees on your property, we are continuing with this topic for July.

Generally speaking, the smaller a branch is when pruned, the sooner the wound created will seal. Hand pruners are used to prune small branches (under 2.5 cm diameter) and many different kinds are available. Hand pruners can be grouped into bypass or anvil styles based on the blade configuration.

Anvil style pruners have a straight blade that cuts the branch against a small anvil or block as the handles are squeezed. Bypass pruners use a curved cutting blade that slides past a broader lower blade, much like a scissors. To prevent unnecessary tearing or crushing of tissues, it is best to use a bypass style pruner. Left- or right-handed types can be purchased.

Slightly larger branches that cannot be cut with a hand pruner may be cut with small pruning saws (up to 10 cm) or lopping shears (up to 7 cm diameter) with larger cutting surfaces and greater leverage. Lopping shears are also available in bypass and anvil styles.

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