bush removal

greenback

LawnSite Member
Location
L.I.
what do you guys feel is the best way to remove bushes. besides digging them out with a shovel. i have a few small bushes i want to remove. i forget the name of them but the are very close to the ground(about 12 inches high) but are about 3 feet wide, some sort of pine, very stubborn on coming out. i was thinking about renting something but not quite sure what to go for. thanks
 

mow2nd

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Charlotte
Junipers perhaps???

Put a chain around them and pull them out with a tractor or your truck. Or try a pick ax, all depends on the situation
 

DiscoveryLawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Dayton, Oh
Greenback
If they are too stubborn to dig out, I hook a chain onto the back of my truck, put it in 4 wheel drive low and pull them out effortlessly. I can pull out 20 year old, 6ft. taxus all day long at about 4 minutes each with myself and another guy.
Don't forget to put down plywood.
 
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greenback

LawnSite Member
Location
L.I.
Originally posted by DiscoveryLawn
Greenback
If they are too stubborn to dig out, I hook a chain onto the back of my truck, put it in 4 wheel drive low and pull them out effortlessly. I can pull out 20 year old, 6ft. taxus all day long at about 4 minutes each with myself and another guy.
Don't forget to put down plywood.
yeah i was thinking about just pulling them out with my truck, what is the plywood for???
 
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greenback

LawnSite Member
Location
L.I.
i have a bunch of them in a row so i could imagine what the roots are like, probably tangled all together. its hard to explain the bushes but they are spider like. i guess i will go buy some chain and a hook.
 

swim

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Franklin,TN
Ok not the normal answer but one way I have done it when I didn't want to have to drive on a lawn. I use 3 4*4's wrap a chain around them so they are TP like. Then use a come a long to pull them straight up. It also works great for fence posts. All depends on the situation. Its alot slower than a truck but not as messy and much less work than digging them up.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
andora or seargent juniper? mugo pine? sounds small, pluck out with bare gloved hands , like pulling daisies
 

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