How to pick the right tool for the job

How to pick the right tool for the job

Posted by Woodland Tools on 2nd Nov 2022

Prune most trees and shrubs when they’re dormant or immediately after flowering. However, you can prune anytime to remove wood that is:

  • Dead, dying, or diseased
  • Crossing or rubbing against other portions of the plant
  • A safety threat, such as dangling branches or storm-damaged trunks

BOW SAW

Cut large tree and shrub branches

LOPPER

For reaching shrub & overhead branches

PRUNING SAW

For reaching tightly spaced branches

ANVIL PRUNER

For making clean cuts into dead wood

BYPASS PRUNER

For making clean cuts into living wood

TIP: When cutting off diseased wood, wipe blades with a 100 percent alcohol solution between cuts to avoid spreading the disease to other branches or trees.