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? Removing Arborvitates

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnyogi, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. lawnyogi

    lawnyogi LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 73

    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)

  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    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....................
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Chain 'em up and pull 'em out with your truck. They will come out easy.
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    They are relatively easy.

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Chain 'em. You can practically pull them out with a moped.
  6. lawnyogi

    lawnyogi LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 73


    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!
  7. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    arbs are defenitly easier to pull out than yews!!! chain and dump truck will pull them right out.

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