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Uprooter submitted by JY 2005 on June 20, 2019, 1:05pm A tool that gets rid of weeds in your garden! Very useful.
Uprooter submitted by Varshini on July 3, 2019, 4:07pm This makes de-weeding a lot easier, especially if the weeds are hard to remove with only your hands.
AKA Weed Wrench (same basic tool)
submitted by kjmclark on September 16, 2019, 10:45am
This is the best tool to use to remove small trees and bushes (buckthorn, honeysuckle, russian olive, etc). Small means around 1" diameter, but sometimes you can go up to 2". Smaller things are often easier to pull by hand, but not always. You can try to pull things out up to the amount the jaws open - if you can get the jaws on it, it'll probably work.
Unlike other methods, this removes the roots too, so when you pull it with this, it's gone for good. It's slow, and a good workout (mostly from carrying the tool around - they're a little heavy), but quite effective. If there's nothing above the tree (like a fence it's growing through) you can just pull the thing out directly. Open the jaws of the tool, place the tool so the jaws wrap around the trunk as close to the ground as you can get it, lean the handle back, and then pull down hard. One key is to get the jaws to close around the trunk at ground level. I often find it better to put my foot on the tool behind the jaws to help it stay down as the jaws engage. If your ground is soft (or your target is particularly difficult) you'll find the base of the tool sinking into the ground. In those cases, it's helpful to put a board under the foot of the tool to give it something to lever against.
You'll pull down on the handle, the jaws hold fast to that problem tree, and you'll hear a satisfying pop as the deep roots break and pull out of the ground.