Scything around trees

Scything around trees
One of the more common uses for the scythe is around trees in an orchard or newly planted woodland. Strimmers are infamous for killing young trees by stripping the bark because you can’t see exactly where the string is.
With a scythe you are much more in control and can place the blade so it will cut neatly around a tree without damaging it or the plastic tree guard.


About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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3 Responses to Scything around trees

  1. Pingback: Scything around trees | Steve Tomlin Crafts – WORLD ORGANIC NEWS

  2. Yep! I hear folks say that a scythe can’t get around trees or other objects all the time, yet I prove it wrong all the time.

  3. John Roddam says:

    Exactly the situation I need a scythe for.

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