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Old 10-24-2011, 01:55 PM
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Best way to remove tree/ best and what to put in its place

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customer said i can take out the bushes in the front but if i dont have too they would like them to stay.

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:09 PM
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:13 PM
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could you pull it out?
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:15 PM
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cut it down and dig around the stump and cut it real low./.. thats what i would do.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:48 PM
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I don't know if you can keep those bushes. I mean the ones around the tree look fine, but the other ones have a mighty bad spider infestation.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:02 PM
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Cut it down carefully, you can dig around the stump and hack off the roots and try to manually pull it out, assuming you dont have cheap access to equipment. Hard, but can be done. I think I see a gas meter behind it, BE CAREFUL not to take out anything to do with that, especially if using equipment or rednecking it with your truck, which i don't recommend , as you dont want a root tangle with that and break something. They said it's "ok" if you damage the bushes but that usually means don't ruin them. What to put in its place? First something thats not going to grow into the house!! Some one around here thought is was a good idea to plant crimson maples 2-3 feet from a house as an accent plant, can't wait to see those in 10 years .
So much green going on there that I would try to find something with color such as something purple or different shade of green/yellow. But the proximity to the house and the bushes in the front would rule out some plants because you would end up in the same situation with a plant growing into the house. It needs to be something tall to show behind the front bushes, but not so wide that it touches the house.
Or rip it all out and replace
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:56 PM
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Cut the tree down and leave about 1-2ft left. Get three 4x4s, tie a chain or strong rope to the top of all three of them. Spread them around the stump. Dig as much of the stump up as you can. cut some of the roots. wrap a chain underneath the stump and put a winch between that chain and the one you tied to the top of the posts.. winch the stump out cutting the remaining roots as you go.. We have done this with success every time. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:33 PM
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They would be mad if those bushes came out, its for my aunt in-law, but i was thinking possibly pull all out and but a birch tree in.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:34 PM
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the only thing with digging it out is that around the stump you have about a 4 foot diameter to work around and also not destroying the roots to the bushes when taking out the stump
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:55 PM
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Cut the tree down leaving a 5' tall stump. Cut off all the branches and use the remaining 5' tall stump as leverage and with some digging you'll have that out in no time.
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