Garden Tools: Pruning Shears
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Pruning shears also called hand pruners (in American English), or secateurs (in British English), are a type of scissors for use on plants.
They are strong enough to prune (Pruning is a horticultural, arboricultural, and silvicultural practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots) hard branches of trees and shrubs sometimes up to two centimeters thick.
-Anvil pruners are best for dead wood and can cause crush injuries to fresh, green stems and branches.
-Bypass pruners are better for live plants and greenwood.
-Ratcheting pruners provide increased cutting strength