killing conifer roots
The roots will be woody so will be a pita regardless of whether the hedge is dead or alive. Sadly a combination of digging and cutting is the best solution.
Unless you're lazy like me – I had a problem hedge and attached a chain around the root ball and onto the back of my pickup and pulled it out that way. I suspect that method might result in the sound of your wall crashing over.Posted 7 years ago
I've recently moved house and have an unsightly conifer hedge at the front of the house that I desperately want to remove before the roots force the garden wall over. To make life easy, are there any diy suggestions to kill of the roots to make them easy to dig up?Posted 7 years agomartycSubscribertimberMember
Well it's not exactly going to put up new growth after being cut down. Conifers tend not to coppice.
So, cheap option is trim level with the ground, cover with turfs/raised bed/shed/rusty cortina
To be rid of stumps, either man with a stump grinder, lots of mess, not the best result I reckon. Or, cut them high so a digger can get leverage on them and pull them out. Digger will also be able to dig a hole to bury them, so no waste and a level garden. Size of digger depends on stumps, but have found a 20 tonne quite capable for most stumps you could ever find, have had some good fights in a 3 tonne on 1m dia. trees.
Oh, the copper nails is a bunch of tripe unless you can wait 100 years.Posted 7 years ago
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