Trees clear with the right tools
Scissors, saw or knife? For a skilful pruning, the hobby gardener has to resort to the appropriate aid.
In contrast to the "wild", regular pruning makes sense in the garden: it stimulates the woody plants to branch out more densely, resulting in a more beautiful overall picture. For fruit trees, a professional cut also leads to higher yields.
In addition to ladders, sturdy shoes and work gloves, the gardener needs suitable tools for pruning. Which in the individual case is, depends on Baumsorte, size and cutting technique. For example, only the crop is cropped during the cut, while entire branches are omitted in the shape cut and often have to be radically shortened in the relief cut.
The trade holds a large assortment of utensils ready for the various tasks. There is also a special garden tool for left-handers. Depending on the price range, the manufacturers equip their products with comfortable extras, such as ergonomically shaped handles, hand-friendly pads or a particularly precise cut. Coated blades make the work much more pleasant, since neither tree resin nor liquids can stick. Furthermore, saws and scissors with telescopic poles are available that make a ladder unnecessary.
Whether to opt for manual or motorized gardening helpers is a matter of personal preference and price. High quality cordless and electric cutters save power and time. They are particularly useful for large scale cuts and gardens with a lot of trees. Disadvantage: Powerful chainsaws can become uncomfortably loud.
The right shears for each branch
A distinction is made between two types of shears: Bypass shears have two sharp blades that do not hit each other when cutting. This allows for clean cuts, but demands a lot of muscle power. These scissors are suitable for green wood and shoots with a maximum of 3 centimeters in diameter.
Anvil scissors have only a single sharp blade and, when cutting, hit a blunt counterpart, the anvil. They develop a lot of power. The largest anvil shears take up to 5 centimeters thick branches. In this technique, the branch is crushed, a smooth cut is not possible. Anvil shears are therefore predestined for use on deadwood.
Saws for thicker wood
The tools of choice in heavy boxes are tree saws. Who wants to cut high trees from the ground, takes an extension saw with telescopic rod. However, sawing from several meters away requires some practice. Smaller saws are a good alternative to scissors, which not everyone gets along well. With double-sided sawed combi saws can thin and thick branches shorten. Here it says: Work prudently to avoid sawing other branches or even injuring yourself.
Knife for fine grinding
For the fine work at the end, a good garden knife pays off. It smoothes wound edges and compensates for frayed cuts. Pathogens can not penetrate easily. The sharp blades are also ideal for precisely cutting thin branches and shoots.
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