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Old 03-10-2005, 11:37 PM
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I'd rather dig out a grass than a yucca. Try to getting all the root out, you end up with 20 baby plants from the pieces of root.
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Old 03-10-2005, 11:47 PM
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bigviclbi, I couldn't agree more.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:11 AM
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Mottster I have a house that the excavator must have broken a few yuccas up because they're all over the place and i'll pull them out and its a little piece of root with a new plant growing out of it. It drives me crazy!
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Old 03-11-2005, 08:40 PM
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I made the mistake of pulling three large yuccas out of the front yard using my truck, just wrapped a chain around a few times then took off! not even a week later there were 5-10 smaller yuccas growing where each of the 3 large ones were! So i dabbed a little bit of Tordon RTU on the roots and they died in a few weeks. dont mess with ME. lol.
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:17 PM
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this tecnique is a variation on monstter's although I'm not sure I understood all of the post.
Basically, we dig the backside and the sides out. Lay a cable in the trenched out section and attach both ends of the cable to the ball of your truck forming a loop.
Have two helpers stand on the cable one on each side to keep the cable from riding up when you pull with the truck. It's not to hard to under cut the root system in this manner.
We did it on really mature 36" clumps. Make sure your transmission is up to it! Saves a little bit of time if you don"t have your backhoe handy.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:30 PM
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this tecnique is a variation on monstter's although I'm not sure I understood all of the post.
Basically, we dig the backside and the sides out. Lay a cable in the trenched out section and attach both ends of the cable to the ball of your truck forming a loop.
Have two helpers stand on the cable one on each side to keep the cable from riding up when you pull with the truck. It's not to hard to under cut the root system in this manner.
We did it on really mature 36" clumps. Make sure your transmission is up to it! Saves a little bit of time if you don"t have your backhoe handy.
I pay workmans comp and would not want to do this.Standing next to a cable or
chain is cruising for a bruising!!!
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Old 03-16-2005, 01:51 AM
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I just pull them out with my 9k winch and a section of small chain
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