1.) Wear old clothes, preferably pants and long sleeves, plus you will want to wear gloves and tennis shoes.
2.) Wear safety glasses! I wear contacts and they hurt so badly when the smallest pieces of something get in them. There are twigs, dirt, leaves, debris and other bad things so wear safety glasses!
3.) Rent a truck or a trailer if you don’t have one. It took us two trips and the trailer was FULL both times. For easy removal at the facility we put a tarp down first then covered with another tarp to prevent debris flying out when driving. Once ready to unload just untie the top and drag the out the bottom. Easy and we were done in under five minutes.
4.) Be prepared, you will never believe what you will find when removing something like a large bush! We found lots of trash, very old beer cans, Taco Bell sauce packets, oh and keys to a VW! I’m not kidding! Because this was so funny to us I posted it on Facebook and a few minutes later a friend was knocking on our door asking to see if they were his keys that he has been missing for months and they were!
If you do take on a project like this be flexible and prepared and get ready for some HARD WORK!