- Tree stumps – How to remove
As they are just tiny stumps you can't use anything to pull them now so I would suggest just digging them out. If you can find out what make and model tree they are, you can find out what root structure they will have so you know where the biggies are to hack/prise/dig/pray outPosted 7 years agonickjbSubscriber
You could rent a stump-grinder but if you want properly rid of them then you need to dig. Dig about 500mm from the stump, when you find a root chop it off at the edge of the hole and close to stump. Use a pick mattock to dig. Use a bow saw or long handled loppers for cutting. Keep digging, there are lots of roots. Its quite a job, though. Might be better getting someone pro in. Mine took a lot of man hours, although it was bigger.Posted 7 years ago
and then tied chains to it and attached them to his car. Bit of reversing down the drive pulled it out.
That is one of those things you need to film just in case it goes badly wrong – at least that way you get £250 from You've Been Framed to go towards the cost of a new bumper, fence, wall, window, dog….Posted 7 years ago
I moved in to a new house last September that had 2 tree stumps in the middle of the lawn (for some reason the previous owner had just cut the trees down).
I treated the stumps with the stuff thats supposed to wrot them away. The stumps have now in a sense dried out, but not wrotted to the extent I've managed to chip some of them away with a small axe.
Both stumps are about 1ft wide now, and the axe isnt really doing much. I've tried another method of drilling large holes, pouring in flammable liquid and setting fire to it, which again worked abit but not great!
What should I try next?
TaPosted 7 years agogazcMember
dug a few out of our garden last year, pretty straight forward – cutting through the roots (say 0.5-1m around the edge of the stump but it'll be quite obvious which ones you'll have to cut when you do it!) and then prizing out with a long bar (i use a garden fork) would be best tactic. those small fold up saws that look like a big penknife are useful to cut through awkward to reach roots – i got one from wilko, great for trail maintenance too 🙂Posted 7 years agocoffeekingMember
Blowing them up is fun. Can leave a bit of a hole in your garden tho. I suspect detonators might be a bit tricky to get these days but a bag of nitrate fertilizer soaked in diesel makes a nice bang
reverse bias a medium sized electrolytic capacitor and wait for the bang 🙂Posted 7 years agoBigBikeBashMember
I took 28 leylandi (sp?) out of my back garden. They don't have big roots though. Dig a trench around them and wiggle them. If you are lucky you will have enough stump to get some leverage.
I discovered after getting the first one out that it is a whole lot easier if you leave a 5 foot stump as you can wiggle much more easilyPosted 7 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Whilst we were out in the park one time in my wife's home town in the US, two city workers came along with a truck and started cutting up a small (10-12" diameter trunk maybe) tree. They cut off a load of branches, fed them into the chipper, then cut the tree down and chucked that in too. Unfortinately I didn't see what they did with the stump, but when we came back it was as if the tree had never existed. They'd even swept up all the leaves.
Never did find out why they'd done it.Posted 7 years ago
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