Hedge removal requires a great deal of digging to a depth that's dictated by the size and species of your hedge. You can use a shovel, a spade, a fork and a crowbar to aid you. You may even require a mechanical digger if the job is particularly arduous. Hedge removal should be conducted right down to the roots.
You are allowed to trim or maintain your side of the hedge to the boundary in this instance as long as that doesn't kill the hedge, but it is considered to be shared property, so you'll need to come to an agreement with your neighbour in order to remove it legally.
You'll need to dig a planting trench at least 45cm (1.5 foot) wide and 30cm (1 foot) deep (deeper for more established plants to accommodate their larger root systems) where you intend to plant your new hedge. Break up any remaining compaction, especially in the base and sides of the hole.
Trees, hedgerows and shrubs take moisture from the ground and, in cohesive soils such as clay, this can cause significant volume changes resulting in ground movement. This has the potential to affect foundations and damage the supported structure.
The average cost of hedge trimming is $65 to $90 per hour, with a national average of $75 per hour. The national average cost for hedge trimming is $75 per hour, with most homeowners paying between $65 to $90 per hour for professional services.Jan 24, 2023
Remove up to one-third of the thickest stems down at the base of the plant, stimulating new growth; repeat the next year, and the year after. This will leave you with a healthier shrub that's reduced in size.
Get a Professional's Opinion
First of all, a professional, certified arborist should examine the tree before it's removed. The tree service needs to know the tree's length, width, branch layout, and age ahead of time. Understanding the tree's condition is essential.
Most tree pruning and removal jobs are unsafe for the average do-it-yourselfer. Hire a professional.
Wood chippers can reduce large, unwieldy trees and brush that's difficult to transport into valuable materials for recycling. As it allows you to reuse natural resources and provides an environmentally friendly disposal method, using a woodchipper is preferable to alternatives such as burning.
The by-law requires that all distinctive tree permits are posted on the property for 7 days prior to removal and 7 days following the removal. Notice of the permit must also be posted on the tree itself for 7 days prior to removal. Call 3-1-1 and ask if a tree permit has been issued for the address.
A homeowner may be entitled to remove the overhanging branches of a tree belonging to an adjoining landowner. Overhanging branches become the property of the owner of the lot over which they are located. One cannot simply cut and run, however.
Street trees are available by request on a first come, first served basis. If your City-owned street frontage lacks a tree and you have the time and commitment to help care for one, please contact us. There will be no charge to the homeowner (supply and planting will be provided by the City).
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Sure- just remember to tell us that you want the tree kept for firewood before we start the job. We’ll even pile it neatly for you! Just a tip: oak and hickory work well in a stove, whereas pine and spruce work best for fireplaces and fire pits.