Garden shredders are the best way to manage trimmings from hedges and trees as they reduce the bulk of garden waste into a fine mulch that can be composted or easily disposed of at the tip.
Eclectic shredders are perfect for domestic gardens. They are simple to use and are available as a wheeled version that can be manoeuvred quickly into position and plugged in to start shredding. Silent shredders have a slow-grinding mechanism that indirectly breaks up woody waste. Combined with electric power, this offers quieter operation than other models and is often preferred among domestic gardeners, especially when shredding small branches and woody shrubs.
There are also larger chippers designed with trees in mind. These impact shredders and chippers have a heavy-duty design with a fast rotating blade that will cut branches up to 55mm in diameter as you feed them directly into the safety hopper. These are a great option for professional landscapers due to the speed of operation, and they are available in electric and petrol options for diverse power and mobility.