Originally Posted by jte1130
Next to our new home there is a pine-type tree about 20' tall and about 6" wide at the biggest part of the trunk. Its in a bad place as the sewage line runs out of the house close by and I don't want the roots eventually looking for water so I plan on taking it down.
My question is how can I be sure the roots are dead after I've gotten the tree down? Is there anything I can use on the trunk to take care of the roots?
You can use a stump remover. But, it's a long process.
First you let the stump dry out for 6 months. Then you drill holes and apply the powder. Later, they recommend you pouring kerosene into the stump and burn it.