We just bought and moved into a house with atrocious garden planning. I have 16 4-5 foot tall English boxwoods that came with the house, all green and full, trimmed pompom style. No sign of any disease, only some minor psyllid leaf curling on some (only visible up close). Trouble is, all 16 are in front of the front door and the smell drives me batty, plus I don't find such a large congregation of formal boxwoods particularly attractive, being more of a cottage gardener type myself.
There is a company that is interested in coming and digging them, but we have not discussed price yet. I hear 4-5' healthy boxwoods are $500 or more a piece bagged and burlapped from a nursery or landscaping company, but what is a fair price from me, if they are doing digging work? I'm guessing 1/2 to 2/3 of that? They will also backfill dirt and there will be a damage repair contract.
I won't give them away, we are after all paying for them in our mortgage!