Here I am mowing mature goldenrods, grass, and young bushes, to gain more pleasant access to a wild apple tree. I am using a brand new, 50cm Fux Light Bush Blade, and a 160cm adjustable Swiss snath, and I am periodically honing the blade with a Black-blue Bregenzer whetstone. Highly versatile, this bush blade can be used for full-out field mowing strokes, dexterous trimming strokes, and the kurt bush blade chop. It cuts through woody stems a up to a half inch in diameter. When mowing with a bush blade, I make sure the stubble is left as short as possible.
Of interest to Natural Farmers, and the "to prune or not to prune" debate, is that this apple tree is a wild apple tree grown from a naturally dropped seed, and one of many in the area. It has never been pruned. It just grew that way completely in the wild. It produces a great tasting crop of apples every other year. It's only pest is the coddling moth. We are afraid to mess it up with our good intentions, so it is left the way it is, and never prune it.