The customer wanted this macrocarpa hedge replaced because it had become too big and too wide to be manageable.
The challenge here was there are telephone wires running very close to the roots and also there are water pipes in the ground. Bringing in a digger and ripping it all out was not an option.
Each of these stumps had to be loosened by hand and then removed by a tractor. The ground had to be enriched with lots of compost because macrocarpa take out a lot of goodness from the soil. Once the ground was prepared and had settled I replanted with a yew hedge.