My mother was telling me about all of the changes she wants to make in her yard, plant this, mulch that, etc., and she says she wants to get rid of this one boxwood that she had planted to hide the oil inlet pipe used by the oil man to deliver the home heating oil. One whole side of the shrub had died, probably for two reasons. First, that side of the shrub was repeatedly exposed to the elements after shoveling all of the snow from around the oil pipe in the wintertime. Second, theoilman dragging the oil hose across the shrub to get the oilpipe would continually remove leaves and small twigs from the little bush. I asked her if she was throwing it away and when she said yes I asked her if I could have it. She said sure. So I'll now have a free plant to kill, er....I mean....try bonsaiing on. Cool! I'll post pics when I start.