Some Useful Weeding Tools
From left to right:
- Trenching shovel—available at most hardware stores,
reinforced handle allows some use as prying tool, narrow blade useful in tight
- Pruning saw—from Fanno Saw Works, "seconds" are
half price, 20"-22" are most useful
- Small pick—from Home Depot, good for yellow starthistle
- Pulaski—from Park Ave. hardware store, 3 ½ lb. size, has
cutting and digging edges
- Loppers—Lowes or Orchard Supply, Fiscar brand, can order
replaceable blades from Fiscar, have ratchet action that give user extra leverage,
lightweight but strong
- "Mini" Weed Wrench—for removing woody-stemmed
plants, saves your back
- "Heavy" Weed Wrench—good for trees & shrubs
with long taproots, not shown are "small"-and "medium"-size
wrenches, order from
www.weedwrench.com, cost from $90-$220, depending on size, can
borrow all sizes from Friends of Bidwell Park.
- Garden Cart in background—much more useful that
wheelbarrow for carrying tools, supplies, tree stumps, etc.
Other tips: buy tools with bright colors to avoid losing in weeds or paint
handles/wrap with colored electrical tape; fiberglass handles harder to break but
also provide less shock absorption when being used.