,I have a Laurel Hedge in the front garden. The hedge is in a walled area on the drive. This area is slightly redundant so I want to take away wall away, remove ¾ of the soil and leave enough for the Laurel to survive. I have marked the attached photo with a red line. This is how far I would remove the soil. My question is how hardy are Laurels. Would the hedge survive taking away that much soil? The roots of the hedge seem far reaching.Any advice/help/suggestion would be most welcome.I do not want to lose the hedge as it does give as privacy from the front area.