(hUge) shrubs to be removed

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lslandscapeco, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. lslandscapeco

    lslandscapeco LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys.. Just quick question as to how concerned should i be with yanking these shrubs out, specially the two really tall ones(as pictured), since there so close to house/siding/foundation. I plan on using a mini-excavator. Better idea?

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  2. BIG NICKY

    BIG NICKY LawnSite Member
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    chains and a pickup lol
     
  3. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mini-x is best. Just call 811 to mark all the lines first so you don't dig up a water or gas line.
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  4. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Those are gonna be nasty and fun lol cluster of roots everywhere
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's fine if you want to tear the yard up, snap a chain and send it through a window. And look like a hack in the process. Lol
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  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Some shrubs will pull very easy with a chain and 4wd and will not damage the lawn.

    That big one does not.
     
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mini ex and a chain. Call ahead for utility marking.
     
  8. BIG NICKY

    BIG NICKY LawnSite Member
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    i was just kidding geez lol
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just cut them down with a chainsaw. A mini X will go right throught the siding when you work the joysticks wrong.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know lol.
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