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are leylandi conifers shallow rooted? How difficult to dig out? trunks about 8" diamiter.



Dig down to expose the roots,which is not very deep,then saw off the roots to free the trunk.I did this ten years ago and found it relatively easy

25 Feb, 2012


I have done this as well and the best tip I can offer is to get it done in the cool (ish) weather as it's much more exhausting with the sun beating down on you, having to stop to re-apply sunscreen and get drinks; I learnt this the hard way!

25 Feb, 2012


Leave a good length of trunk on as this gives leverage to loosen any roots you arent able to cut.

25 Feb, 2012


How many stumps have you got to do? 8" diameters are quite a project! Side roots will be shallow but there is bound to be a deep central tap root. Do they need to come out - once cut to ground they will not resprout. Have you thought of calling in a stump grinder, who will also rotorvate the area? They are not as expensive as people think. If you are in the midlands or surrounding area, send me a private message and I can give you a contact name and number that I recommend.

25 Feb, 2012

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