December 2, 2010

Tree care tools

Each student in the Trees New York Citizen Pruner course received a manual.  One of my favorite illustrations in the manual is Figure 3.2 - Tree Care Tools, shown below. 

I have a few pairs of Felco hand pruners from my time as a community forester in New Haven.  (Also, I own a few dbh* tapes from my time as an urban forester in Boston.)  Tools on my wish list: a wire cutter/sheet metal snip, a lopping shear, a folding saw, and a pole pruner.

Image: Tree Care Tools, Figure 3.2 in Trees New York Citizen Pruner Manual
* dbh =  trunk diameter at breast height measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground.

3 comments:

  1. lOVE the illustration..hate my felco pruners (the spring thing is annoying and pops off...)...love your blog...now I have to search for tree fillings...

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  2. Hello Bonnie! Please share any photos of tree fillings you discover.
    p.s. Sorry to hear about your Felcos.

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  3. Informative tree care post. Thank you for advising people that after the holiday season not to burn it in a fireplace, but recycle it by placing it in the yard with suet.

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