Types of Scissors to prune trees
Pruning is one of the tasks that is usually forgotten, and we only consider if it is necessary when the tree is in trouble. However, if it is done constantly and we do not abandon our trees to their fate, it does not have to be something heavy and incomprehensible.
Having the necessary tools to do it, help this task is not so annoying.
The pruning of trees helps to orient the growth of the tree and give greater vigor to the structure, selectively eliminating some branches of the tree.
It favors a development equally in the whole specimen, since by avoiding very dense branches and with this we help the light to reach uniformly all the parts of the cup. Stimulates flowering and fruiting in the case of fruit trees.
Except in specific cases, the best time to prune is during the winter. During these months, the tree is at rest, so it will better overcome the stress of the cuts that are made during this task as it will lose less sap.
The cuts must be clean, being very important that the tools used have been sharpened and are not dirty or oxidized, because otherwise they hinder healing and helps the appearance of diseases in the tree.
Scissors with one hand, two-handed scissors, saws or saws? There is a great diversity of cutting tools, but we have to choose the most suitable according to the type of cut.
Scissors or pruning shears.
They are more manageable than the saws and are indicated for smaller branches. This is so that you can give maintenance to your tree without the need to hire a specialist, but if you need a deeper pruning, we recommend talking to a specialist.
Scissors of one hand. For branches of about 20 mm in diameter. Two-handed scissors For branches more than 30 mm in diameter.
The scissors have a cutting blade and another that serves as support, and depending on the shape of these sheets also distinguish several models according to the type of cut.
The blade as the counter-blade exerts pressure on the wood to achieve a clean cut and reduce the damage by compression. The cutting blade exceeds the counter-blade similar to a scissors. They allow to cut near the stem, being ideal for tender wood.
The upper blade crosses the wood with greater pressure while the anvil blade holds the branch and distributes the pressure until the end of the cut.
Ideal to make a clean cut in green wood.
Now that you know what tools you can use, get to work!
Saul Saldana Jr
Triple S Tree