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Removing shrubs

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Grubbworm, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    mini-ex with thumb, or come-along---make sure though when connecting chains to stump and come-along to an anchor ( another tree ) that everything in the connection is all rated at the same weight ...we hooked up a big stump with a come-along, carabeaner snapped and almost hit one of my guys in the face..so from know on we check everything out , and make sure everything matches up, but it works GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. green horizons

    green horizons LawnSite Member
    from zone 5
    Messages: 144

    A tractor works well. A come-a-long also works well. Both might require some minor mattock work, but not enough to break a sweat. As for damaging utilities... If you're pulling out mature, established shrubs, you better have all utilities marked. It's simple, free and a basic principle for landscape contractors. Can something still go wrong? Yes. But this is true even if you hand dig.

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