The Q&A Archives: How To Get Rid Of Evergreen Bushes?

Question: How do I get rid of 20 yr old arborvitae bushes without digging them up immediately? Is there a chemical that is earth friendly that can be used?...I want to plant flowers in the spring..

Answer: In my experience you can simply saw these off at ground level and they will not resprout. You will still, however, have the underground root system to contend with when you go to plant around them.

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