Pruning is cutting back shoots and branches on a shrub or tree to remove any dead or diseased growth, to shape the plant and to limit its size. Pruning encourages the production of buds to make flowers and fruit.
There are a number of tools that can be used for pruning. They are secateurs, loppers, long reach pruners, tree pruning systems and saws. There are also scissors designed for use in the garden, which you can use when cutting flowers or dead heading plants with thinner stems.
You can look at equipment and tools for pruning in two ways.
The full list of products is divided into categories and shown below, or you can use the Equipment and tool finder to look at products which might be useful if you: are gardening after a stroke or with heart disease; garden sitting down or from a wheelchair; have sight loss; have with a weak grip; use one hand; can't bend easily.