WEED WRENCH: It's SAFE, SELECTIVE, PERMANENT, but also FUN & EASY, too!
Weed Wrench™ is a manually-operated, all-steel tool designed to remove woody plants by uprooting. Powerful jaws with an 18:1 gripping leverage are teamed with a 6:1 leverage for pulling even the toughest troublemakers. Weed Wrench was patented in 1987 and for 19 years it has been proven effective from coast to coast on a wide variety of woody plants. Weed Wrench is an efficient, safe, selective, permanent means of eliminating unwanted shrubs and sapling trees. With Weed Wrench, soil disturbance is minimal and desirable plants are unharmed. Persons of ordinary strength can use it effectively after only seconds of familiarization. And it's fun! An important part of Weed Wrench's success has been that most people find it fun to use.
- Japanese Barberry
- Chinese Elm
- Tamarisk / Salt Cedar
- French Broom / Genista
- Scotch Broom
- Multiflora Rose
- Norway Maple
- Russian Olive
It will work on virtually all woody plants. Jaw placement is easiest on straight, vertical stems and becomes trickier (but not impossible) on multi-stemmed plants or plants that lay flat against the ground.
It will work on some herbaceous plants if the stem is fibrous and tough enough so the roots pull out before the stem is crushed to the breaking point.
It will work on previously cut off plants when a stub of the original stem is accessible. It will pull wooden tree stakes for re-use. It will not work on soft-stemmed plants. It will not work on plants which grow in a clump like pampas grass or bamboo.
The first annual Weed Smackdown in Anchorage, Alaska was covered by KTVA and features the use of Weed Wrench. Watch this short news story and see this team of volunteers working together to clear an invasive species in their community.
Russ Henry, Giving Tree Gardens
I love the Weed Wrench so much I've been telling garden friends how awesome it is everywhere I go. Even made this video of me using it in the back yard... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hTLvQADS_g Cheers, and Happy Weeding!
Thanks, Russ, for your effort in producing this video and allowing us to share it with our visitors.
The Nature Conservancys Global Invasive Species Team (GIST) gave a great review of our Weed Wrench that we invite you to read for yourself.