I do watershed restoration work, and this is my favorite tool: if I had to choose just 1, this would be it! It's great for removing big clumps of non-natives -- drive the tines in at the root crown, and the long handle provides the leverage to pry it up. I also use it to dig holes for planting our natives and do minor trail maintenance with it. You can also use the tines as a rake to pile up small debris for hauling. I'd give it 5 stars, except that you can't use it in rocky areas, since the blade chips.