Cover Shrub Removal

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by afftandem, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Im removing, what i would call a cover shrub, off a side of a hill.
    Its about 6-7 inches thick.. real viny.. grows out... roots everywhere, covers the whole hillside. Almost like an ivy but in shrub form....

    very difficult to remove...even with a pick ax...very time consuming... even tried pulling some of the bigger roots with a chain on the truck... also not that effective...

    the owner wont let me spray roundup or gas and burn it... environmentally conscious

    considered renting a high end tiller but wasnt sure if it would tear it up...

    would the tiller work??? or any other suggestions on getting this removed?
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    if u can't identify it, you shouldn't be removing it.
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Yea, what Bob said. I would tell him I have to spray it if he wants me to do it. Then chop it out somehow or bush hog it if feasable, then till it or dig/replace with soil How big a hillside is it. May have to visit your local rentall and see what they have for the job.

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