The best overgrown bush ever just became the worst bush trimming ever. Bush cognoscenti say that you can take the top off of a bush. The problem I found that is that there is no "top" like the top of a muffin. Instead, the bush seems to be just one big muffin. Thus, this is the end result of trying to take the top of a bush: a bunch of big old branches. Probably doesn't help I waited years and years to trim it back. I did follow the local rules for yard waste: Brush can also be tied into bundles with twine. Bundles should not exceed thirty inches in diameter. Each branch should not be larger than four feet in length, and four inches in diameter. Total weight must be forty-five pounds or less per bundle.