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echobravo 02-01-2013 09:01 AM

removing a tree stump
a tree fell over in a friends yards. we are cutting up the tree for removal
(actually we are using the cut tree as firewood)
anyway, we arent sure how to move the root or how to dispose of it.

other then hire a tree service can anyone suggest what to do with them?

redman88 02-01-2013 10:09 AM

bon fire?

brockmiera 02-01-2013 10:14 AM

My neighbor likes to core drill a few holes and pour in a little lighter fluid. It will slowly burn from the inside out.

47_47 02-01-2013 12:08 PM

Be careful when cutting. The stump may want to stand back up or roll when you get the weight off of it.
If you can burn, drill some holes and fill them with kerosene. Keep soaking every week for about a month, then burn.

paulsmith544 02-03-2013 11:32 PM

yap that`s the thing you should do you just burn it and when it is burned then you can bury it by sand so that the insects could clean it up..

oh'mike 02-04-2013 06:41 AM

That stump is not very large----I think you could knock off most of the dirt and cut it up

Burning out a stump can irritate the neighbors---and should be the last resort

SeniorSitizen 02-04-2013 07:18 AM

Stumps and roots take for ever to dry and then don't burn well if that was even an option. Being in the yard I would think a garden hose and water is available so knock off what dirt you can and wash the areas to be cut to preserve the chain. Cut it into manageable pieces the trash service will take and be done with it.

harrymontana 03-11-2013 11:36 AM

burn or put it in a hole somewhere and use the access ground for some other project?

captainawesome 04-05-2013 06:48 AM

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puttster 04-06-2013 10:45 PM

If you drill holes do it so they won't fill up with rainwater. That will just waterlog the stump and it will not rot or burn down.


TheEplumber 04-06-2013 11:38 PM

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Several years ago my brother thought he'd burn a stump- fire smoldered down through the roots and soil and eventually resurfaced further away causing a fair amount of property damage.
Since then- I've never considered burning a stump.....

Nailbags 04-07-2013 12:01 AM

Back in the day when it was legal to do. Stuff old tires under stumps and light em on fire did not matter how wet they were. Those were the days I sware I am shocked I made it this far.

Fix'n it 04-07-2013 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 1153911)
Those were the days I sware I am shocked I made it this far.

:laughing: yeah, i had many of those days.

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