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Aug 12, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove foundation shrubs that have overtaken the front of her treedelimbing.barIBE to This Ol. Nov 30, If you are like me, digging up bushes and trees SUCKS. And never gets all of the roots up, unless you dig a monster hole.
Plan to relocate your shrub in autumn or spring.
So here is a MUCH better way, and. 1 Use bypass loppers to cut away smaller branches around outer portion of shrub. 2 Cut through thick branches deep inside of the shrub with a chainsaw. 3 Dig around base of shrub with pointed shovel. 4 Cut through roots at base of stump with a garden mattock.
5 Pull stump from treedelimbing.bar: Roger Cook. Evergreen Shrubs. 1. Cut the shrub down at the base of the trunk with a handsaw, unless you are planning to transplant it. For large shrubs you may need to clip away 2.
It may be necessary to drill holes in the woody stump to pour the treatment into.
Dig out the roots after you have cut the shrub away. Start digging at least 6 inches out from the where the shrub's branches. Start by digging around the base of the shrub and cutting all the roots you can get at. Then lay scraps of plywood on each side of the shrub. Set a jack stand or concrete blocks on one side and set up your jack on the other.
Lay a beam across them and tie the root to the beam with a treedelimbing.barted Reading Time: 1 min. Mar 23, To remove shrubs, begin with a pair of loppers, like these from Fiskars (, treedelimbing.bar), to cut away branches and any large roots visible to the eye.
As you get down to the soil, use a pick mattock to help you"hack out" the web beneath the surface.