Posted: 20/09/2015 at 12:40
Thanks all, chainsaw it is! I'll need to start with vertical cuts to separate it into managable chunks I think, otherwise I'll never get it through the gate to the shredder!
Good idea to remove a few roots to introduce other shrubs Tetley, if I can - looking at the base, some of the stems are about 4-5 inches dia., so fall under 'trunks' in my book. I can still swing a pick-axe though - just not so good up ladders as I was!
I'll post photos of the massacre as I go!