Autumn can the be time of year when many gardeners look forward to cleaning off their tools and putting them away for the year. Just before you get to that point – this is a great time of year for pruning deciduous trees and hedges.
Most garden shredders really don’t like leaves particularly if there is lots of sap or moisture about. I find I can spend too long cleaning the clogged mess out of the shredder when feeding it branches complete with leaves. At this time of year though you can generally see just what needs pruning – we generally remove all of this year’s growth to keep them at about the same sized from year to year. What’s even better is that most leaves have fallen so the branches feed quickly and easily. No fuss and no jamming.
It’s just how garden shredding is meant to be.