Two function hand held pruner
This device would not only cut with precision but clamp down on the part of the stem or small branch to be discarded...and when the handle is released, the clamp would release the branch...falling into any trash barrel or bin. The clamping mechanism would operate adjacent to and parallel with the cutter...both functions accomplished by the manual compression of one handle. Advantage...saves either stooping to pick up discarded branches...or eliminates the use of one's other hand to retrieve the loped or cut-off section at the moment of cut-off. May be on the market already.