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Removal of a problem...

Removal of a problem...
Posted by Jenny from OH on 2001-04-04 15:32:21

I have invested much into a garden this year, and I would like to remove a row of five to six shrubs (my mother says that they are Taxus [Yews], but I thought those were trees). Does anyone have advice as to how I might best go about removing them? Any advice would be appreciated (even if you say it's not worth it: hire someone; though I'd rather do it myself). Thank you.
  • removing bushes
    Posted by Jerry Digman from 5b on 2001-04-04 23:52:44

    You can cut them off at ground level and leave the roots there. They'll decompose harmlessly in a 3-5 yrs.

    If you want to use that space for gardening, you ought to be able to till the roots to break them up and make working in that soil easier. The roots will make for good soil structure.

    You can also pull them out with a chain or rope and a pickup.


    Quoting Jenny: ------------
    -I have invested much into a garden this year, and I would like to remove a row of five to six shrubs (my mother says that they are Taxus [Yews], but I thought those were trees). Does anyone have advice as to how I might best go about removing them? Any advice would be appreciated (even if you say it's not worth it: hire someone; though I'd rather do it myself). Thank you.
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