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A Survey of Pruning Tools

Find the right tool for trimming your shrubs and trees

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Whether you are pruning hedges, shrubs, or fruit trees, the right tool makes all the difference. In this clip from the Fine Gardening Pruning DVD-ROM, horticulturist Lee Reich, Ph.D., of New Paltz, New York, and author of  The Pruning Book,  examines the key features on an array of pruning implements. You’ll learn what the tools do, and what to consider when shopping for a new hand pruner, lopper, saw, pole pruner, or hedge shears.  

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  1. user-7519263 08/04/2019

    Very useful primer! Thank you!

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