View Full Version : Creeping juniper

03-19-2004, 11:15 PM
I have been asked to remove a well established bed of creeping juniper. They want to replace it with grass. (The soil is a sandy loam). I have never tried to remove any and would like suggestions on the best way to remove it.
The bed is 10' X 101'. Would also like to know the approx. time it would take for the removal.

03-20-2004, 11:49 AM
If possible rent a bobcat or something and pull them out ....

03-20-2004, 03:20 PM
Are these blue rug junipers? If so, a shovel will pop them out quite easily. A minute or two per plant.

03-21-2004, 07:11 PM
It really depends on how mature the bed is. If it is established, with root systems/plants intertwined, that job will be a bastard. I would say nearly impossible to do by hand. Find one single plant, lift up the stems to see how far they travel. If they are mixed in with others, get a machine.

I can see a minute or 2 for plants planted the day before, but for anything established, it will be a nightmare.

Critical Care
03-26-2004, 02:57 AM
Uh huh... for a 1000 s.f. bed of this stuff the bobcat may be in order. I don't know what the spacing is on these junipers, but lets say at 5' apart you could be looking at fifty of these guys stuck into the ground. Ugh, that's too much for my ol' back.

03-26-2004, 08:30 PM
My point exactly