This has been the biggest pain in the butt job to date. We are on a 45degree incline removing this horrible shrub. It seems impossible to remove completely, since there are so many offshoots. Below there is a small rock retaining wall, so that is partially why we haven't used a mini excavator(the other being we've never used one before lol). Does anyone have any suggestions on a more efficient way of removing this mess? I also plan on spraying Cross-bow on it once we are finished to insure that it doesn't come back. Plan on laying down typar, then barking over that.