Thank you MS_Surveyor. Pulling the trees and bushes up by the roots would be the best possible solution to avoid leaving small stumps to damage my lawn mower. I am going to see if I can find the Extractigator and the Durafork locally this week end.
I was reading an older thread about Honda lawnmowers that you responded to because I had just bought one. I have been doing most of my cutting over the years with low-end riding mowers and garden tractors but decided for once to buy a higher end self propelled from a dealer who is less than a mile and a half from my home. My lawn has never looked better. The first week I was pretty sore after I finished cutting, but that has gone away since. It had been great not having to work on a lawn mower every time I cut the grass.
I am working on a John Deere Sabre amd a Weed Eater rider trying to get them running right, but even after I do I think I will continue to cut the front yard with the Honda just because it looks so much better.
Thanks again for the input.