Tools for Pruning Fruit Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Millis, MA
Question by hmt3245
November 16, 1999
What is the best tool for pruning dwarf fruit trees?

Answer from NGA
November 16, 1999


It depends on the diameter of the limb or branch that you are pruning. Bypass pruners are used for limbs up to about 1/2 inch. These are better than anvil pruners for this purpose. Loppers work well on branches up to about 1-1/4 inch. Use a pruning saw for anything larger.

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