How do I get rid of tree stumps?

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How to get rid of tree stumps?

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  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Nov 10, 2019

    Tree stump dissolving chemicals - drill lots of holes in the stump and pour the chemical in it.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 10, 2019

    Hello. The approach may depend on the size and tenacity of your stump.


    Wack it out with sledgehammer, wedge, maul and or mattock. If its rotted it should be much easier than a new stump. Digging them out is the best solution. When we were placing an irrigation line in —we did find a reciprocating saw helpful with root removal in addition to the digging with pick ax and mattock.


    In the past we’ve tried drilling out the stumps, attempting to burn them, and using a Stump out root disintegrating chemical on a large willow tree and found it not to be very helpful. On subsequent sizeable trunks we’ve been calling a professional stump grinder and having the issue over and done with in less than an hour. On smaller cedar stumps we leave them for a matter of time and hack away with sledge hammer maul wedges till it breaks up.


    I did recently see they do rent out two different sized hp -stump grinders at my local Home Depot Tool rental. It can be pretty physically intense work, it’s easier to call professional unless you’re up for a challenge.


    Best wishes with your tree stump elimination efforts.


  • Cristine Schwartzberg Cristine Schwartzberg on Nov 10, 2019

    We removed several cedar stumps by drilling holes in late fall, pouring in salt and then pouring in vinegar and water. Repeat every month over the winter. This breaks down the stump. In the spring we dug up the remaining pieces and discarded.


  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Nov 14, 2019

    Brenda....You scan rent a stump remover and grind them away.

  • Brenda Brenda on Nov 15, 2019

    Thanks so much for all the reply.