alternatives to hiring a professional for this stupid tree stump!!!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  I know this is going to sound weird, but my fiance’s dad used to pour buttermilk on stumps and then wait a few days and he was able to remove them himself. I don’t know much about it, but FH’s dad isn’t a very large fella so it must have some sort of magical properties. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  My parents just cut down a large tree in their backyard and they plan to make the stump into a temporary table until they get it removed. They are going to put a round piece of wood at the top and make it like a standing bar type table..we have alot of parties in there backyard so it will be very useful!

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d look into renting a stump grinder. We just did that to remove some stumps. It was about $300 and we split the cost and shared it with some friends who also neededstumps removed. It’s not difficult but is pretty physical.

There are some things you can do to make stumps rot faster, but most of them take ages.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’ve burned out stumps before, but we are also way out in the country on a farm.  I’m not sure that would work in your situation!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I saw on Pinterest you can drill holes in it and them fill with 100% epsom salt followed by water?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  Oh boo! Too bad its too short for that! I like your firepit idea that would be cute for now

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  Yup, we’ve done this multiple times.  It’s not fast, and it takes a while, but you can definetly do it.  We’ve dug around the base of the stump before to help with airflow, and it really seems to help, and it also contains the fire. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@stardustintheeyes:  My FI’s father brought over his tractor – they dug down a short bit to attach a chain then just pulled it out. Afterwards – after FI cut more (and since he had seen it done) he did the same thing with his little truck…just attached a chain and drove away with it lol

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