What garden cutting tools
We moved into this house last November. It has a 300′ long back garden, which then turns right and continues for another 200′.
Pretty much the entire boundary fence is lined with trees and bushes, plus there’s a small orchard with half a dozen apple trees and a couple of pear trees.
It’s not been cut back properly for 3 years or so…
We’ve a bit of work to do…Posted 7 years agomcmoonterMember
It took me about two weeks to prune our driveway, mostly working on my own. I had to prune nearly 60 trees. 30 years of neglect. If you’ve can rustle up a few extra hands, it is a really satisfying job. If you cant burn it renting a shredder/chipper would be worthwhile at the end of the job.Posted 7 years agoMarkieMember
If you’re looking for a hedge-trimmer, I can heartily recommend Makita.
I have one and think it’s ace – and the
tree surgeonaerial arborist we use also uses Makita tools.
Then again, I’ve only got 90m of hedging to deal with, perhaps you’d be better of with a McConnel:
Posted 7 years agotimberMember
Depends on what outcome you are looking for.
Machine and flail gets it done, but may not be so pretty and is dependent on space. Would just get that sided, rather than sided and topped myself, leaves the possibility of laying then
By hand I’d go for silky pruning saws, by power tool some power pruner by a forest machinery company so that you can get spares (Husqvarna, Stihl – not mcculloch, ryobi).
Then you can either trim back, lay it as a hedge, depends how much privacy you want. Burn the brashings, lay over winter when the wildlife is gone, but near to autumn or spring so the sap keeps it pliable.
Or if you just want it gone, a 5 tonne diggerPosted 7 years ago
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