Removing a Ninebark shrub


I would like to know how to permanently remove a rather large Ninebark bush from my back yard. The base is roughly 1 meter across, and the bush is getting close to 3 meters tall. It is in the middle of my back lawn, and I really do not like it. I want to grow a Maple in the back yard instead. I really appreciate any answers.



Following are the steps to remove a large shrub:

  1. It is easier to dig when the soil is fairly dry.
  2. Assemble the tools you will need: secateurs, loppers, pruning saw, spade with pointed tip.
  3. Don’t forget to wear appropriate clothing – gloves and boots or closed-toe shoes
  4. With the secateurs and loppers, if needed for thick branches, cut back the shrub to expose the stump.
  5. Dig a trench around the stump to expose the root ball.
  6. Using the spade and the loppers and/or pruning saw to cut through the main roots, pull out the root ball.
  7. Remove as much of the root mass as you can to make space for subsequent planting. Incorporate compost or well-rotted manure into the hole to benefit the next plant.

Thank you for your question and good luck with the removal.