Make those Fall Pruning Jobs Easy and Simple
We are now in the fall months so it’s time to get out into our gardens and begin that fall cleanup but one of the requirements of doing a fall garden cleanup is ensuring that our garden plants are nicely manicured. To accomplish this or make those pruning jobs easy and simple, we need the right tool especially if the branch size is too thick for a hand pruner or a lopper shear.
What you want is a garden tool that’s comfortable on your hands as you make those cuts with ease, the corona professional pruning saw is the right tool for you. I have worked with pruning saws on many garden projects that made my garden job a breeze. For more on how to use the Corona professional pruning saw continue reading.
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Wood Thickness for a Corona Professional Pruning Saw
When taking on pruning jobs that are too big for a hand pruner or lopper shears then your next choice should be a pruning saw such as a corona professional pruning saw. A pruning saw like this can easily cut wood up to 1.5 inches thick or more. The Corona professional pruning saw has razor tooth 10-inch blades, this saw is designed for a single hand.
Before attempting to prune remember safety is always first, ensure that you are wearing sturdy gloves (leather gloves). A pair of protective eye goggles or safety glasses to protect your eyes, full-length pants, and a long-sleeve shirt will equip you for those pruning jobs.
- To have better control of the saw and to make the cut easy, stand close to the branch, overreaching will not only give you less control while pruning but less strength as well and if you’re standing on a ladder or step stool there is a chance you may lose your balance and fall
- If you’re not standing on a ladder or a step stool but cutting from the ground ensure you are standing firm
- Before you cut know exactly where you’re cutting because you want to ensure that all of your body parts are out of the blade’s way
How to Cut
- The cut should be made just outside of the branch collar, the branch collar can be recognized by an area that’s slightly swollen and ridged, it’s where the branch you’re cutting meets the trunk or where larger branches are attached. New growth will quickly form over the branch collar to cover the cut area, this new growth will protect the rest of the shrub or tree from garden insect pests and diseases
- Avoid cutting in the middle of the branch or too far from the branch collar, if you make this mistake the cut limb will die back to the branch collar leaving a stub that’s unsightly or ugly. This area will not only be unsightly but will also become susceptible to garden insect pests and diseases.
- Never cut a branch flush with the trunk, this move will prevent the shrub or tree from healing
Making the Cut
- With one hand, firmly hold the branch, and make sure that your hand is not too close to where you’re cutting because you don’t want to cut your hand
- Start cutting the branch by placing the saw’s blade on top of the branch and slowly with a bit of firmness pull the blade toward you, this first cut will make a groove
- Once the saw blade is firmly resting or seated in the groove continue cutting slowly by moving the blade back and forth, for maximum efficiency use the full length of the blade
- Continue to go slowly this gives better control of the saw, rushing will only cause the blade to get stuck or jump out of the groove and may lead to injury, don’t force the blade because this action can cause the blade to either brake, bend or jump out of the groove
- As you reach the end of cutting the branch continue to move slowly, if you decide to rush with the few remaining cuts the blade may break through suddenly causing injury
- Continue to hold onto the branch until the cut is completed, because if you release the branch before the final few cuts the bark may tear as the limb breaks from the weight of the branch
Avoid Cutting these Branch Size
Pruning saws do have their limitations, however, branches that are too thick will require a chain saw.
Reason for Pruning
Here are 13 reasons why you should include pruning in your garden program.
- Pruning controls the tree or shrub’s height
- To control the direction in which a tree or shrub grows
- Pruning helps to let in more light which is beneficial to trees/branch health
- Pruning helps to control the plant’s width
- Can improve appearance
- Pruning aids in the removal of dead wood
- Pruning encourages flower and fruit production
- Pruning will give you a fuller plant
- Prune to remove dead branches which can become hazardous
- Pruning gives you a better view or allows you to see (for security purposes) your surroundings better
- Pruning helps a plant keep its natural structure
- Removes branches that are crossing and begins to rub
- Helps to maintain good air circulation that will decrease the chances of a disease
Can the Corona Professional Pruning Saw be Sharpen
The Corona professional pruning saw blade is not meant to be sharpened because attempting this will cause the blade to become dull, it’s best to purchase a genuine Corona replacement blade.
The final word on how to use Corona professional pruning saw
The Corona professional pruning saw can get the job done for you making those pruning jobs so easier, it’s all a matter of using the right tool along with knowing how and you have come to the right place. Look no further for those pruning operations, just follow this step-by-step guide and you will be on your way to having (pruning) much success. With that said let’s get started on pruning that tree/shrub.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.