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Customer wants some bushes removed

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by ohbuckhunter, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    there will be lots of of runner shoots, it wont be one root ball, and the leaves are very pointy sharp, the common name is 'Adam's NEEDLE'
    good luck lol
  2. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,745

    "rock lilies"..... some of the most evil, persistent things on earth. It seems like when you take one clump up, they multiply down the road.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,234

    Y'all that are saying these things are easy to remove must never have removed them before.

    As for type of plant, they are desert plant, therefore they have a root system that doesn't end. They are not that easy to get rid of permanently.

    Also, if you don't think they are useful and for sale, you are not much of a landscaper. I planted some a few years back, by my house. In a rock garden. Planted some others about 10-15 years ago, around a house where they wanted a southwestern look.
  4. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,745

    Oh they are great for hillside use and such, it's just I personally don't like them and it stems from a suppressed childhood (don't ask) haha.
  5. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,099

    I usually remove the top with a saw or machete and dig the stump out. Easy to remove, but as mentioned above they have a bad habit of growing back from bits of root.
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

    They do have the Florida look but they are fairly common here in ny. My guy calls them pineapples.
  7. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,529

    Well since this thread has been revived, how'd you make out? How many pin pricks did you get and most of all, would you ever tackle them again? lol. I have a huge Yucka in my back yard that someone paid me to remove. The trunk has sprouted out in four directions and is now a small tree.

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