Occasionally it’s necessary to pull out the heavy artillery. In this way, gardening is much like war — a righteous war against nature’s own destructive impulses. Hand pruners may be fine for flowers and delicate shrubbery, but eventually every gardener is going to run into more robust intrusions like thick roots, or they’re going to need to take out a hearty tree branch here and there. A pruning saw is the tool of choice for such intense encounters.
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