Bonsai Cutters and Shears
What Tools To Buy For Bonsai Tree Care
There are a number of tools you will want to purchase if you are keen on buying and caring for a bonsai tree. They will help you achieve the perfect size and shape and stop your tree from growing into a big shaggy mess.
As a bonsai grower, a wire cutter is an essential item of equipment in your set of tools. It has a curved head that’s been purposely designed to prevent injury to the trunk and branches when removing wires.
The bonsai-trimming shear is designed to prune your bonsai tree and will trim branches, twigs and roots easily. Its design includes handles large enough to accommodate different sized fingers. When testing the shears note whether the handles can be adjusted to open and close easily. Additionally, the blades of the shears should always be kept sharp. This will allow for the shears to sever rather than crush the stems.
Concave Branch Cutter
This bonsai tool allows the cutting of the tree’s branches, which results in a clean and even look against the trunk of the tree. This also facilitates healing of the tree trunk. This particular bonsai tool is a critical part of your bonsai toolkit.
Spherical Knob Cutter
As its name implies, this bonsai tool strips knobs from the trunk and roots of your bonsai tree. The round head of the tool is designed to be placed over the trunk or root knob and remove them with circular cuts that heal rapidly to leave minimal scarring.
Bud Trimming Shears
These shears cut away buds. Their long and narrow body allows for the bonsai enthusiast to reach deep within the tree with the least disruption to the surrounding greenery.