I have a very large tree stump and big roots in the very corner of my

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lot, just inside my chain link fence. There are large exposed roots, it is almost always damp in that corner...it is about 20 ft from my leach field. My former neighbors had it cut down the day we were attending my father-in-laws' funeral out of town. It is a painful reminder for my husband every day. How do i remove it and still keep my fence and not damage the leach field???

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  • First, how did your former neighbors have a tree cut down on your property? Under what pretense?

    Either spend the money and have the stump grinder come out and have instant gratification, or drill holes in it and pour vinegar or salt in it and let it decompose naturally.
  • Sharon Sharon on May 26, 2018
    Gee the neighbor from hell. I would check with your septic company. I drill holes in my stump and use coarse salt to break it down. They also make a product called Stump Killer but I don't know how either of these would effect the culture in your septic system.
  • Kenneth Wayne Floyd Kenneth Wayne Floyd on May 26, 2018
    all is good if it were you can burn savely take a saw cut lines in it diesel an set on fire it will burn down in the ground for days .it all in were you live could be 300 for stump grander an they just go 6 inches down

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 26, 2018
    FYI....you might want to have it removed ASAP....we didn't do it right away after we lost our tree in a storm and found out enormous colonies of TERMITES were breeding in the stump....had to get rid of the ones that got into the house. $$$$$$$$$$$
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 26, 2018
    Your neighbours had no right to cut down your tree if it was within your boundry. only cut back that which was over hanging their plot. You say the ground is always damp in that area- Maybe that is why a tree was planted there, to take up some of the water......Plant something there in memory of your father-in-law. or Make a feature of that area - Place a Planter or Statue on top and maybe flower around it..........
    • Cher Cher on May 27, 2018
      This is true...at that time they were also our florist and knew we would be out of town...The fence was installed after this, of course.
  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on May 26, 2018
    You can get a tree specialist to grind down the trunk and remove the roots.
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