I don't feel I have enough land/cuttings to warrant the purchase of a chipper/shredder. The best I can do is send the tender ends through the vac/shredder option of a blower/vac. Though that works best on dried leaves and small twigs. I figure, if the vac can pick it up, it will shred it. I don't know what it will do with greens. The local HD may have one available for rent. If that is the rout in which to go, I'll wait until I trim the eugenias. Thanks for the thoughts.