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Removing Ligustrum Trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JeremySkrocki, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. JeremySkrocki

    JeremySkrocki LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I have 16 mature (10-15 Years) Ligustrum trees to remove and I was wondering how difficult it is going to be to remove them? Can I just dig them up or are the root structures going to be to thick? Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

    Thank You
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    If my school days dont fail me, you are talking about privets, right?? If so, how tall are they???
  3. CLM1103

    CLM1103 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I have removed them by spading around them to cut roots severel feet out from trunk then putting a strap around them and snatching them out with my truck. They are shallow rooted and come out pretty easy.


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