Is there anyway to remove a tree stump without a professional?

Lisa Justus
by Lisa Justus
Add some details for your fellow Hometalkers! (Optional)Is there anyway to remove a tree stump without a professional? I had to remove seven trees on my property. It would cost me a small fortune to have the stumps removed. Is there anyway for me to do it on my own?
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  • Tecia Wiersma Tecia Wiersma on May 29, 2017
    You can buy stump rot or if it's smaller I burned one of mine by digging out around it and soaking with lighter fluid then covered it with charcoal. I had to do it a few times but it worked. I've also seen people burn bigger ones by having bonfires on it over the course of a summer.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2017
    Make a hole i the stump and use rock salt or stump out

  • John John on May 29, 2017
    drill about a dozen holes in the top of the stump......fill each hole with epsom salt...the stump will rot...then break with a sledge hammer....may take a month or two for the stump to rot YOUTUBE.COM==remove stump with epsom salt

  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on May 29, 2017
    I removed a tree stump using bleach. But kiss everything that goes near the roots. First, dig a circle around the trunk to break the roots. Cut the stump down to size and drill a hold about 3 inches deep into the remaining stump. Pour bleach into the hole. Do this every day until the stump is dead then dig it up.

    • Lisa Justus Lisa Justus on May 29, 2017
      Wow! Really? I was expecting to have to work to get them out. I can do bleach all day  Thank you!