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Yew hedge reduction

Evening all,I have a client with a fairly short in length but tall in height yew hedge (approx 20ft) that needs reducing to around 12-15ft as cheaply as possible. There is road access and was wondering if anyone here thinks it may be possible to get a farm hedge cutter to go at it? The end result doesn't need to be pretty to begin with, it 'just needs doing asap' for 'as little as possible'. We have one other option to explore, but if it's possible, this will be by far the cheapest.Thanks in advance.

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  • PRO
    I think you are asking far too much of the farmer if I'm honest. I will be extremely thick 5-8 foot down. I would ask a local farmer as it won't hurt to ask. But I would not put a machine through the job as it's likely to damage the machine in my opinion
  • PRO

    Is ally scaff and a pole pruner an option?

    • PRO
      The alternative we have is a local guy who has a telehandler with work platform on the front, machine and driver for £20/hr and me up there with a chainsaw.
      • PRO
        That sounds like a good solution one of the farmer near hear uses the same idea for his tall hedges and topiary.
        I don't think there is a cheap way of doing it.
        • PRO
          I think it's probably the most viable solution.
          • PRO
            How wide is it as in depth across the top?
            • PRO
              Approx. 6ft I think.
              • PRO
                Rather you than me!
                • PRO
                  It has access from both sides and should be fairly easy with the telehandler from watching it work before, was just more than the client wanted to spend, but tough I think!
                  • PRO
                    £20 an hour for that setup is cheap!
                    I know you're being paid on top but some jobs can't be done cheap
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