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Old 06-02-2012, 02:30 AM   #1
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We have nasty junipers that covered our whole front lawn. For the past months we have been chopping them. Now we are down to just the roots. When I use an ax it sounds like I am hitting cement. They are so HARD !! What tool should I use to dig under the roots in order to pull them up ??
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Shovel and a Sawsall--expose the roots--cut them out--It would have been better to leave a stump long enough to wrap a chain around--

Pulling them out with a truck and a chain is a successful old method--
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You could rent a stump grinder but they are not for the faint of heart. Make sure you know where underground utilities are before yanking on or cutting deeply into stumps and roots.
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A chain with a slip hook on one end and a grab hook on the other and a truck with a trailer ball will pull the whole thing out in about 30 sec. roots and all.
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A chain with a slip hook on one end and a grab hook on the other and a truck with a trailer ball will pull the whole thing out in about 30 sec. roots and all.
Ayuh,... The Op shoulda done that from the start,....

Without the shrub to hook to,...

He's probably lookin' at Hours with a Pickax, 'n shovel to get 'r done...
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