Lay a large beam, such as a piece of four-by-six lumber, on the ground over an exposed area of root, and connect the beam to the root with a chain. Put a car jack under the beam and start lifting. Tie up the bottom branches that hang close to the ground to prevent injury to the bush during the dig.
4. Dig a trench approximately 2-feet deep around and under the root ball of the bush. The. Mar 20, Dig around the root with a spade. Dig around the root with a smaller spade, making sure to dig under the root as well. Leave space around the root, so it's easier to cut it. Completely reveal the area where you'll cut with your shovel and give yourself enough space to make cuts%(2). Mar 01, Dig a trench around it, then sort of tunnel underneath it with your spade, severing the roots with secateurs if your spade isn't sharp enough.
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Feb 27, When you get through some of the top roots I look for my digging bar. Also called a rock bar, tamping bar etc. It's a long steel rod that has a blade on one end and a small tamping surface on the other. It's like 7' long and weighs about 20 pounds so you just lift it up and guide it and its weight propels it through some big ole gnarly roots.