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moneymgmt 11-28-2007 11:12 AM

Filling a huge stump hole
 
I just had the stump of a birch tree ground out and the hole that remains is easily 5' in diameter and about 10" deep. They raked the woodchips back into the hole but I'm wondering if I would be better off filling it with something more stable like dirt? This is dead center in the middle of my front yard so I want it to look decent. Any suggestions?

jogr 11-28-2007 11:56 AM

I'm thinking pull out the chips (could maybe use them as mulch somewhere)and fill with topsoil. There probably is also remaining unground stump/roots below this level that will decay and settle so you might need to fill in a little more in a few years.

handy man88 11-28-2007 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by moneymgmt (Post 76919)
I just had the stump of a birch tree ground out and the hole that remains is easily 5' in diameter and about 10" deep. They raked the woodchips back into the hole but I'm wondering if I would be better off filling it with something more stable like dirt? This is dead center in the middle of my front yard so I want it to look decent. Any suggestions?

Dig out chips and fill with fill dirt...compact.


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