Is it possible to dig out a tree stump?

Bob Briggs   |   Member since 2019  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Dig out the soil around the stump. Expose as much of the roots as possible, by removing the surrounding soil using a shovel or spade. Work in a circle around the stump, removing the dirt. You may need to dig fairly deep on each side of the larger roots to really expose them so that you can cut or chop them up.

Digging out a stump is physically demanding but ensures that the stump is completely gone.

  1. Cut the stump, if necessary, so a portion of it remains above ground.
  2. Dig a trench around the stump approximately 2 to 2 1/2 feet away.
  3. Cut through any roots that you encounter while digging the trench around the stump.
Beside above, how do you remove a tree stump without a grinder? Instructions

  1. Use a chain saw or bow saw to cut the stump down as close to the ground as you can, without allowing the chain saw's teeth to strike the ground (this will dull your chain).
  2. Drill holes a few inches deep into the stump in numerous places, using the biggest, widest drill bit you have.
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Marissa Mason   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In this regard, how do you rot a stump?

When the tree is as low to the ground as you can get it, drill holes a few inches deep into the stump in various locations. Use the widest drill bit possible; the deeper and wider the holes, the better. Fill the holes first with water and then a fertilizer high in nitrogen. Cow manure can do the trick.

Ivy Truscott   |   Member since 2009  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What is the fastest way to get rid of a tree stump?


  1. Dig around the roots. Use a shovel to dig next to the stump, exposing the roots underneath the surrounding dirt.
  2. Cut up the roots. Depending on the size of the roots, use loppers or a root saw to cut them into pieces.
  3. Pull out the roots.
  4. Remove the stump.
  5. Fill in the hole.

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Liv Bristow   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

Do it yourself stump removal?

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  • Drill a hole into the center of the stump about eight to 10 inches deep.
  • Clean all of the debris out of the hole.
  • Continue drilling holes, leaving about one inch between each hole.
  • Scoop potassium nitrate into each hole.
  • Pour hot water into each hole.

  • Carl Marshall   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

    Can vinegar kill tree roots?

    Select a warm, dry day and fill a spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar . Spray vinegar to thoroughly coat the leaves of shoots growing back from the tree roots and stump . This destroys the leafy top growth that is supplying the roots with food and eventually kills the remaining tree roots .

    Ryan Gilmour   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

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    Phoebe Michael   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

    How long does it take for spectracide stump remover to work?

    Works like it says. Buying some more to get rid of one more stump .You see results in one day. Takes about 6 weeks to get the stump to where you can smolder the stump to ashes by putting charcoal on them.

    Kimberly Skinner   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

    How does Epsom salt remove a tree stump?

    Drill holes into the top of the stump , using a 1-inch extra-long bit. Make holes all around the stump , leaving a few inches between them. Pour straight, dry Epsom salt into the holes to fill them. Water the holes slowly to be sure that the salt doesn't come back out.

    Rick Coll   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

    How long does it take a tree stump to rot?

    3 to 7 years

    Joyce Rogers   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

    Is it better to grind a stump or remove it?

    Grinding is much more efficient than stump removal , however, it does leave the tree's roots behind. If the stump is large, the chip pile produced can also be quite large, but the chips can be used as mulch for other plants in your landscape.

    Rae Wright   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

    How do you rot a tree stump naturally?

    Insert Epsom Salt into the Tree Stumps Drill several holes in the tree stumps using a power drill. These holes should be a quarter of an inch wide. Next, fill the holes with highly concentrated Epsom salt solution. This will speed up the tree stump rotting process.

    Alba Lewis   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

    What is the best chemical stump remover?

    5 Best Stump Killers Reviews 2019:

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  • Spectracide Stump Remover Granules.

  • Leroy Oatway   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

    Can you pull a stump out with a truck?

    We start by cutting the trees, leaving 4 to 6 feet of stump above the ground. This gives enough leverage on the stump so when the truck is hooked up, we can get the stump out of there. The stump is acting as a lever against the roots and soil at ground level. The longer the lever, the easier it is to move something.

    Gwenyth London   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

    Will bleach kill a tree stump?

    If you just pour bleach all over a stump it may kill some of the branches but it won't kill the roots. To kill the entire tree cut below the where branches are coming out to make sure you are exposing the live tree . If you want to drill holes then drill them in the outer layer of the tree .

    Belinda Eagle   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

    How much does it cost to take down a tree?

    The average cost to remove a tree ranges from $100 to $1, 800 with most homeowners spending about $700. For small trees up to 30 feet high you can expect to spend $250, for trees between 30 and 60 feet prices range from $300 to $700, and to cut down large trees over 60 feet costs between $700 and $1, 800.

    Johnny Edwards   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

    What kills trees quickly?

    Here are the fastest and most effective ways to kill trees large and small.

  • Spray Trees. At one of my rentals, I have large Chinese Elm trees.
  • Cut and Remove Tree. If your tree is not a weed tree you may only need to cut it down.
  • Best Chemical Tree Killer.
  • Seal Stump with Plastic.
  • Call An Arborist.
  • Salt.
  • Copper Nails.
  • Girdling.

  • Rachael Archer   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

    How much does it cost to remove a tree stump?

    The average cost to remove a tree stump ranges from $60 to $350 per stump , depending on various factors like size. The average removal cost breaks down to approximately $2 to $3 per diameter of the stump . If you do it yourself, it may only cost you about $75 to $150.

    Abdul Carson   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

    Can I grind a stump with a chainsaw?

    A chainsaw , however, can grind up a stump and leave it all but gone; still, you can 't use a chainsaw to completely grind away a stump . After much of the stump is gone, however, dirt and other material can cover the stump so it won't be noticed. Use your chainsaw to grind down the leftover stump .

    Alexander Allen   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

    Do copper nails kill tree stumps?

    Copper nails do the trick but without the lasting damage. The idea that one copper nail will kill a tree is only true for very small trees , such as saplings. Larger trees can tolerate a single nail without issue and will simply grow over the nail in time with no ill effects. Cover nail heads with mud, if necessary.

    Ethan Oatway   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

    What is the average cost for stump grinding?

    Our research shows that the average cost to grind a stump ranges from $100 to $400 per stump with an average price per diameter of $3. If you grind the stump yourself it may cost you as little as $75 to rent a stump grinder for half a day, or $250 to $400 for a full day.

    Ron Vaughn   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

    How does Epsom salt get rid of a tree stump?

    Epsom Salt will draw moisture out of the soil, robbing the stump of resources. It will also remove moisture from the stump , drying it and causing it to rot . This is particularly useful if you are trying to remove a stump quickly. There are several ways you can go about using Epsom Salt to remove a tree stump .

    Alessandra Mccormick   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

    How deep can a stump grinder go?

    While the depth depends on your tree's size and type, we typically grind stumps 4-8 inches below ground. If you need us to go deeper to accommodate a specific use, we can .

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