I helped a group at my church start a memorial garden by digging holes for various small plants. We also planted a few small trees and I used my ladybug salt serrated hawkbill to cut away the twine and burlap wrapped around the root balls. The hawkbill shape was great for getting into position to cut and the serrations ripped through the burlap. It would have been nice to have a larger knife like the tasman so I didn't have to remove my gloves to draw and open the knife, but the little ladybug still did an awesome job. I tried using the blade on my LM Wingman at one point and it just wasn't as easy to get it under the twine and burlap. The lady bug did a much better job with it's hawkbill blade and full length serrations.