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Old 09-28-2010, 06:08 PM  
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Tree Stump Removal

Hey Peoples! So I have (3) dead walnut trees I need to remove from my yard and be done with. The trunks are about 6 inches in diameter. My question is, after I cut them down, how do I get rid of the stump?

I don't mind if the roots stay in the ground, but I at least want enough out of there so I can fill it with dirt and let grass re-grow over where the tree used to be. How do I accomplish this?
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:16 PM  
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I did a small maple about the same size, basically I dug around it with a round point shovel, exposing the roots, then used an old axe to chop through the roots. As the roots got chopped, I'd pry under the stump until it gave up! Took awhile.......

(beer,sweat,cussing, etc.)

or you could get somebody with a stump grinder.........
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:18 PM  
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Well, I do like bear and I do like cussing! So this may actually be fun for me. LOL. Someone talk me out of using my chainsaw to grind out the roots. I know it's dumb, but I am lazy and I am hardcor thinking about this.. teehee
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:26 PM  
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If it's a crappy chainsaw go for it.. I prefer a sawzall with a few "turf blades"

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:36 PM  
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Cool. And that would be ok to shove into the ground?
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:46 PM  
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Yep, but realize the dirt isn't the best thing for the sawzall but it will take it a bunch better than the bar, chain and clutch on the chainsaw. Let'er rip..

On a side note this works great on Oleanders, in fact the only way besides creating a Superfund site to kill'em that I found.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:47 PM  
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Used to pull em out with a come along, though I don't see why you couldn't chop all the roots and rip it out with your jeep.
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I used a cheap electric chainsaw to cut roots around the base of my tree. It worked great, but I did have to replace the chain afterwards.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:07 PM  
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I wouldn't cut them down myself. I would rent a bobcat for a weekend and push them over. Dig around the root ball a little then with the bucket nice and low I would start pushing and lifting the bucket they will fall and bring rootball out of the ground. Then you cut the tree up and stack it for firewood and burn the stumps or haul them off to the dump.


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I have never seen a rotor grinder before. Thanks!
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