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joeg679 01-21-2013 10:12 AM

Tree Stump
 
I have a huge tree stump with a root ball that is left over from Sandy. I had the tree removed for $1800 and the guy wanted another 1000 to remove the stump. I was wondering if I could drill some deep holes in the stump and use that expanding stuff that is used on boulders to break it apart. If I get it down to more manageable pieces, I can have our landscaper take it. The stump is about 4 feet high with a fairly large root ball attached, however not large enough to keep it in the ground during a windstorm. I'd say it weighs about 1000 pounds altogether. Thanks for the help.

oh'mike 01-21-2013 10:39 AM

A picture would help----could the stump be ground up? Stump grinding is not to expensive--then have the soil compacted and leveled--

Without seeing the thing---that's all I've got----

joeg679 01-21-2013 10:44 AM

I don't know how to post a picture.

creeper 01-21-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by joeg679 (Post 1098597)
I don't know how to post a picture.


Yes there seems to be a lot of that same problem going around. Not too terribly difficult if you make an effort. If you have one on your computer go to manage attachments, then locate it on your computer. click upload.

As far as the tree stump if it is cut close to the ground a stump remover can be rented. It will make short work of that thing

joeg679 01-21-2013 11:45 AM

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OK, here's the picture. Thanks

oh'mike 01-21-2013 12:15 PM

How big across?

DexterII 01-21-2013 12:26 PM

It looks like there is at least one more good cut off of that, and you surely still have people running around with chain saws wanting the wood. After that, or even skipping that step, yeah, it looks doable with the right stump grinder. I have a couple about that size that I hauled out back with the Bobcat a couple of years ago, one from a tree that blew over in a winter storm, roots and all, and one that I cut down and dug out to make room for our home addition, and it was really surprising, to me anyway, how quickly those stumps started to rot once they were out of the ground; seemingly a lot faster than any wood that I have cut from trunks.

joeg679 01-21-2013 12:39 PM

It's probably about 3 ft across and it is totally out of the ground, there is nothing attached to the dirt underneath, the entire tree blew over

creeper 01-21-2013 12:56 PM

Nice looking property !!

I'm glad to see you learned how to post the picture in a timely manner. I'm certain you will find the benefits well worth the small effort.

Otherwise what are we to think?

joeg679 01-21-2013 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by creeper (Post 1098702)
Nice looking property !!

I'm glad to see you learned how to post the picture in a timely manner. I'm certain you will find the benefits well worth the small effort.

Otherwise what are we to think?


Thanks ,I had to hit the advanced button to get to that option.

oh'mike 01-21-2013 01:00 PM

Geeze! I'll learn how to post a picture-----:laughing:

joeg679 01-21-2013 01:11 PM

ok, now everyone's bashed me about the picture. Any ideas about how to get rid of the stump? It is on an angle so it will be hard to grind.

Fairview 01-21-2013 01:32 PM

Rent a chain saw and cut it into manageable pieces .

creeper 01-21-2013 01:59 PM

:)No Joe bashing intended.. Ya done good

creeper 01-21-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1098708)
Geeze! I'll learn how to post a picture-----:laughing:


ya huh We will see


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