pruning shears


: a garden tool that is used for cutting off the branches of trees and bushes
a pair of pruning shears

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Recent Examples on the Web Your magic wand can come in the form of a pair of pruning shears. Chris McKeown, The Enquirer, 29 June 2024 We’re also impressed by these pruning shears, which are 42% off for Memorial Day. Allison Cacich, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 May 2024 Here’s how to propagate by cuttings: Use clean, sharp pruning shears to trim a 4- to 6-inch piece from the tip of a branch, including some semi-hardwood. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 7 May 2024 Thin out branches with pruning shears so air and sunlight will reach the interior branches and promote growth throughout the shrub. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 27 Mar. 2024 Sanitize a sharp pair of pruning shears with alcohol. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 18 Mar. 2024 Tools include pruning shears, a trowel, transplant trowel, hand fork, weeder, cultivator, and gardening gloves. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 There’s also no shortage of tools and accessories that are actually attractive like moisture meters, pruning shears, and watering cans. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Feb. 2024 The workshop is free but advance registration is requested and participants should bring gloves, pruning shears and their own dishes for food and drink. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024

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“Pruning shears.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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