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lawnyogi
06-09-2004, 02:03 PM
I have been asked to remove a couple of arborvitaes. How tough are they? Not like yews of course - hopefully... Any info on what to charge (they are 10 -20 years old and not more than 5' wide and tall)

Thanks.

dvmcmrhp52
06-09-2004, 09:26 PM
Arbs are relatively easy to remove,mainly feeder roots without large taproots. That is not to say you won't find any larger roots on a 10-20 year old planting.
No they are NOT like yews..............They get the chainsaw treatment....................

BCSteel
06-09-2004, 09:35 PM
Chain 'em up and pull 'em out with your truck. They will come out easy.

AGLA
06-09-2004, 10:42 PM
They are relatively easy.

TREEGODFATHER
06-10-2004, 12:42 AM
Chain 'em. You can practically pull them out with a moped.

lawnyogi
06-10-2004, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by TREEGODFATHER
Chain 'em. You can practically pull them out with a moped. lol

Thanks Godfather! I don't have a moped, but I will bring my 6 year old daughter and her bike... and a popsicle to dangle 10 inches in front of her...

Everyone, I appreciate the help... this is amazing!

steve in Pa.
06-10-2004, 10:42 PM
arbs are defenitly easier to pull out than yews!!! chain and dump truck will pull them right out.