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4 Ways To Remove Tree Stumps

4 Ways To Remove Tree Stumps

4 Ways To Remove Tree Stumps
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Tree stumps can be referred to as the esthetic blemishes present in the garden landscape. The systems used to remove any tree stump depends largely on the size and age of the tree. Luckily, there are various methods that can be used to remove a range of tree stumps present in your home garden, without any need to experience the cost of a professional tree stump removal company.

THIRD METHOD: BURNING THE STUMPS

BURNING THE STUMPS

1. Set a wood fire on top of the tree stump. You can use the chopped-up tree as fuel to make the fire burn easily. Lay out the wood on top of the tree stump. Surround the tree stump with more wood in a way that the stump will be in the midst of the fire.

2. Sustain the fire. Though, you may spend several hours burning the tree stump. Keep adding additional wood to keep the fire large and hot. You need to keep the fire burning until the stump burns down to the ground.

3. Use a shovel to pull out the ash. After burning the stump, pull out the ash from the hole using a shovel and discard it safely.

4. Fill the hole by using loam or sawdust to replace the ash. Continue to add this to the affected area as it helps to depress the area over time.

FOURTH METHOD: USING A CHEMICAL STUMP REMOVER

chemical stump remover
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1. Use drilling tools to drill the stump and create holes in the stumps. Use drilling tools with a large drill bit, To do the drilling and create several holes in the top of the tree stump. Make sure you equally space the holes because the chemicals will be absorbed through these holes.

2. Apply the chemical stump remover. Some chemical stump removers are made of a powdery substance of potassium nitrate, this reacts with the wood to soften it and makes it rot more quickly. You can check the guidelines on the package to know how to apply the chemical stump remover.

3. Keep monitoring the stump. It will start to rot and soften within a few weeks. When you see that it has softened enough to be easily removed, then it is time to give it a finishing touch.

4. Now use a shovel or ax to chop up the softened tree stump. Pull out the pieces with a shovel as you chop them. Continue till the stump is leveled.

5. You can burn the remaining by lighting a fire over the rest of softened wood and allow it to burn through to the bottom. By doing this, you will remove the remaining of the stump and also the roots.

6. Fill the hole by using loam or sawdust to replace the ash. Continue to add materials to the affected area in order to depress it.

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11 comments

  1. MELINDA DONAHUE

    use a car jack

  2. I prefer to leave the tree as tall as it is , dig a hole down one side as deep as you can , stack some logs on the other side , put a line as high as you can for leverage , pull the tree over onto the stack of logs using pullys for mechanical advantage . The weight of the tree will pull the roots up and out of the ground and you will have the roots above ground over the hole . Knock all the dirt off of the roots and pack as you fill in the hole . If you got all the dirt , the ground will be as level as the day the tree was planted .
    This is how I removed a dozen hundred foot pines .

  3. how about useing some black powder from muzzle loaser and blast it out! that is if you are out in the country far enough !?

  4. I really appreciate you talking about this, and giving me some great tips on how to remove a tree stump. I have one sitting in my backyard, and it has been such a struggle trying to get rid of it. But I really do think that if I were to use a grinder like you talked about, that it would help me out a ton.

    • Call around to local tree services. We’ve had several ground out for us and they ran $45 – $65 each. If you are dealing with only 1 stump it may be cheaper to have it done then to rent the grinder.

  5. Just soak the stump with diesel and then let it burn slowly.
    It will smolder for a day or two but it will be gone.

  6. I use my truck or Durango and a chain.

  7. My dad and I cut down a tree in my grandmas yard and we can’t seem to take the stump out. We tried digging out, only to find that the roots literally go so far down and its impossible to rip out. This article helped though and I hope that we can get it out before my grandmas party next week.

  8. The best way to get rid of a stump has to be grinding it out. Trust me, digging and burning stumps out is not an easy task. especially if you have a really big stump to deal with. The last tree stump I dug out took me two weeks to get out. The tree had been massive, but still, grinding would have saved me a ton of time.

  9. The chemical method worked for me its called Stump Out got it at a feed store. when i burned it i put deisel fuel on to light and it burned for 2 days all the roots and everything.