Equipment Sales

Equipment sales

Good equipment makes any job easier, whether pruning, digging, sawing or birdwatching. At Macphail Woods, we’ve rigorously tested many brands of pruners, saw and shovels until we’ve found the right tool for the job.

All profits from our equipment sales help to fund our many non-profit activities from school ground naturalization plantings to public land restoration to environmental education.

We are happy to be dealers for Big Bear Tools and Bulldog Tools which supply a number of great outdoor items such as pruners, pruning saws, axes, arborist equipment, shovels and more.

If you are interested in learning more or purchasing some equipment please contact us:
Phone:(902) 651-2575
Email: [email protected]


At Macphail Woods, we prune a lot of trees and shrubs. The sharper the saw, the cleaner the cut and the faster the wound seals itself against infections and pests.

For years we’ve used Silky pruning saws for all of our pruning, from maintaining small plants to pole-pruning mature trees. These saws are sharp, efficient and durable making the job all the easier. While there is a lot of skill and knowledge required to prune well, a dull or poor blade can make honing your technique even more difficult.

Learn How to Prune

If you are interested in pruning, check our events calendar to see when we are offering free workshops on pruning. If you want an in-depth hands-on pruning course, take a look at our School of Woodland Ecology courses.

We promise great quality advice and products and all funds go towards supporting the myriad of non-profit activities that Macphail Woods does across PEI.

Here are some of our favourite Silky Saws

We keep a small selection of all of these saw in stock at our Nature Centre. Come on out while our Native Plant Nursery is open to take look or call to make an appointment. If you are looking for another Silky product, take a look at the Big Bear website and we can order anything within 2 weeks.

Contact us about the right saw today!
Phone:(902) 651-2575
Email: [email protected]

Pocket Boys – Small Folding Saw

Accel – Medium Plastic Handled Folding Saw

Super Accel – Medium Metal Handled Folding Saw

Ultra Accel – Large Folding Saw

Zubat – Heavy Duty Fixed-blade Saw

Zubat Pole Pruner – Up to 8.7ft Extension


Upcoming Events

9:00 am Introduction to Native Botany
Introduction to Native Botany
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Native Botany @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Introduction to Native Botany Saturday, July 14th $45 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network Plants are amazing organisms. Every year more scientific discoveries shed light on the fascinating lives of plants from tiny algae to ancient trees.
1:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A walk and talk in a wide variety of forest habitats at Macphail Woods. The focus will be on restoring the native Acadian forest, looking at enhancement methods used on the property over the past
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to
9:00 am How to Share a Love of Nature: A...
How to Share a Love of Nature: A...
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm
How to Share a Love of Nature: A Course of Island Educators @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
How to Share a Love of Nature: A Course for Island Educators August 1st – 3rd $200 Register Nowby ACTIVE Network There is almost nothing as rewarding as watching a child fall in love with
1:00 pm Arboretum Volunteer Afternoon
Arboretum Volunteer Afternoon
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out and help with our work on our Native Plant Arboretum. We’ll have lots of tools and compost and mulch, and a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns to plant. This is already

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