Grape-pickers use this type of shears to harvest bunches of grapes for the production of wine. The central spring automatically brings the blades back in the open position, making grape cutting easier.
Arboriculture, or the cultivation of fruit trees, is a sign of long-term attachment to a territory and is part of its organisation. It dates back to the Neolithic period and the cultivation techniques of Ancient Greece and Rome remained unrivalled for centuries. However, it was not until the 19th century that real enthusiasm for the practice developed. Conservatory orchards and national inventories of cultivated varieties were established during this period.
Arboriculture started in the Neolithic period, at a time when humanity was becoming settled and developing agriculture and livestock farming. Establishing an orchard has long-term implications for a territory. Dating back to the first great ancient civilisations, propagation by cutting, grafting, pruning and irrigation are among the techniques still used to cultivate fruit trees today.