Best tools for digging up and repositioning large shrubs

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Emma Fletcher

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Hi, Im going to be repositioning about 10 large mature shrubs later this year when I can open up my garden onto land were buying behind us. My question is which tools should I invest in to do this? A couple of good spades and then a root saw/blade? Do I go for an electric saw? Ooo and Ill need my first wheelbarrow too! Thanks!

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Re: Best tools for digging up and repositioning large shrubs
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 13:42 »
I have never looked back since getting a mattock,  breaks up the ground a treat and hacks into awkward places.  I guess you might need a saw as well though depending on the type of shrubs.

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Kleftiwallah

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Re: Best tools for digging up and repositioning large shrubs
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 14:14 »
What you need is the local squadron of boy scouts!   (I'll get me coat). :tongue2:

Cheers,  Tony.
I may be growing OLD, but I refuse to grow UP !

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Re: Best tools for digging up and repositioning large shrubs
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 18:34 »
I would have a look on FB local Marketplace for a mini digger with operator hire.

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Re: Best tools for digging up and repositioning large shrubs
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 11:18 »
Hello if you have a local tree nursery and have a good access into the garden  ask them nicely if they have a tractor /skid loader with a tree spade these machines will dig the hole where you want it then dig the shrubs out and pop them into the previous dug hole ,have a look on YouTube at  tree diggers ,saves you a bad back  jezza



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