I have been asked to remove a 2 foot hedge that is approgamitly 100 feet in length and to plant sod in it's place. How would I go about removeing the shrubs? They are at least 15 years old, with extensive root systems. They are 2 feet away from a curb. The 2 foot gap is filled with a 9 inch layer of riverstone, which also needs to be removed. Is a skid steer my only option? I initially wanted to do it by hand but am wondering if it is possible. Can the Roots be pulled out with a vehicle? I wish I knew the name of the hedge. It is extremly common in Winnipeg. It is covered with hundreds of little yellow flowers, and has small pointy leaves. The flowers are about 1 inch in diameter with approxxamitly 5 petals. They don't bloom till late june. How far down do I need to remove the roots? Will the plants regrow if I don't completly remove them?