Crepe Myrtle removal
Thanks for everybodys suggestions, the crepe myrtles are now in someone else's yard. I dug a trench about the plant about 18" from the trunk and cut all the roots I could find with an ax. I left all the limbs intact. I pulled the tree over with my truck, loped off all the limbs about 5 feet up, loaded it in the truck (very heavy w/ soil) and off they went to a friends house. So now from what I read in the comments, I'll be fighting the roots for years. True? Thanks.