Monday, August 12, 2013

Removing The Tree Stumps

Welcome to Maintenance Monday! We hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!Over the 4th of July holiday we cut down four dead pine trees (Our Tree Cutting Adventure). But, then, we needed to decide how to get rid of the stumps. We could have used a stump grinder or tried a product sold in stores for stump removal, but decided against those ideas.

We, instead, chose to cut into the stumps and burn them out. 

Chris, first, tried charcoal.
However, we were left with the outside of the stumps still intact.

Chris found that the stumps burned hotter and better all the way around,
if we kept small twigs burning along with the charcoal.

After the stumps were taken care of, Brice cut the surrounding roots out. 
And, finally, Chris was able to fill the empty holes with dirt
to level out that part of the yard.


The process took several weeks and we still have a few more stumps to burn out, but overall it was easy. We were able to keep an eye on the fire while working on other outside projects. So, no time was wasted. This is the way we intend to get rid of the rest of our tree stumps.
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  1. So glad I found this - and you - at pinterest.
    We had a plague destroying our palm trees and hubby - brave man! - cut it down but now we're left with the stump... and I need it to go as that part of the garden is needed for luch greens and blooming flowers.
    I might try your method. I know hubby will appreciate the tried-before method.
    Thank you,

  2. We are so glad you found us too! Thank you so much for visiting our blog. I can't wait for all of our cleanup to be done, so we can get to the lush greens and blooming flowers part. Hope everything goes well with your tree stump removal!

  3. Wow! Congratulations on being able to remove the stumps by yourself. It definitely saved you much money and even made a small discovery. Most people would not really resort to burning them since they create too much smoke, but if you’re not really picky, this method would be really great!
    Richard Smith