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baldscotty
Feb 3, 2018 8:11 PM CST
I have a number of small tree stumps on my property that I would like to get rid of, what is the quickest way to get rid of them besides grinding?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 3, 2018 10:13 PM CST
I have heard that you can speed decomposition by drilling holes in the stumps and filling the holes with fertilizer.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Feb 4, 2018 7:58 AM CST
Product called "stump remover", if stumps are dead. If stumps are still alive, better use some " stump killer" first.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 4, 2018 8:03 AM CST
I have also drilled holes and poured diesel into them. After a few days I build a small fire on top and let it burn the stump out. It may burn for days. This technique is, obviously, not acceptable in some places.
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Name: Allison
Central California (Zone 9a)
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PismoBeach
Feb 4, 2018 2:33 PM CST
If they're quite small, the fastest way might be to dig around the roots, use a limb saw to saw the roots, and pry the stump out of the ground. This is often the more work intensive method, but I can usually get a small stump out in a couple hours and fill in the hole. This method can be quite difficult for larger stumps (depends on stump diameter and size of roots).

Good luck!
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Leftwood
Feb 4, 2018 5:07 PM CST
There are saws made especially for root cutting. The teeth make-up is different, and meant to endure the dulling that dirt will do to a regular pruning saw. You can use a root cutting saw to cut limbs , too, but once you use a regular pruning saw in the dirt, you will find it never cuts like it did prior.

If I want to cut stump roots, my preferred tool is a pick maddock, that has a flat blade that I can grind a somewhat sharp edge on.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Feb 6, 2018 1:24 PM CST
Small stumps come out easily with a mattock at my house....
Or.... Just garden around them, they rot very fast by not doing anything at all.
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purpleinopp
Feb 6, 2018 3:13 PM CST
I've rotted BIG stumps in about a year by putting a compost pile over them, mostly leaves & with a minimal effort at keeping it moist by making that my target drop for kitchen scraps & watering it for a couple minutes whenever it didn't rain for a few weeks.
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