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Old 11-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #16
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I assume this is from Sandy. Wait a bit. I am in the Joplin Area and part of the FEMA response was hiring contractors to remove and dispose of stumps.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #17
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Out here there are places that haul off the stumps. They recycle the dirt surrounding the stump. It makes good top soil. Then they grind up the stump.

A friend got hit by Katrina in Gulfport. He documented all his damages. Receipts totaled $93K. He turned in his documentation and got $93K. Everyone around him without receipts got $135K no questions asked.

Rental tools are crap. Get a pro. He does the job, you watch and it is done well. Dirt tears up chainsaw chains.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #18
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These did come down in Sandy but they are in a woods area and did no damage. I doubt FEMA will be involved. There are people who really need that money.

We just like to keep the woods cleared of large trees on their sides. I'll let the landscaper deal with it. He has machines and crew and could use the work. It's too much wood for me to cut and split alone.

They are all tulip trees which has little value as far as I know. I'll burn it but it takes a lot to make any heat. But I'll have a shitload of it so that works ok.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #19
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I used to build these.. 1200 hp 3412 twin turbo Cat.. stumps? what stumps? The owner would dump a 3 yard bucket of cinder blocks in just to show how tough it was. POOF! Just dust.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #20
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #21
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Before the tree that fell on my house was cut at the stump, my tree guy attatched a come along to another tree and pulled it back into the hole. Then he cut it off at the stump and got the stump grinder out. Around here it's much cheaper to grind it than to get a toppled tree stump hauled and have to pay dump fees.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #22
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #23
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The times that I have built homes, I dig a big hole with an excavator and bury them. That is generally the way it is done. The alternative around here is to have the stumps taken to a State DEP approved dump site that is allowed to take stumps. For us it means trucking them an hour away to a site in New Hampshire. The cost for a home owner who is not making a lot of money on the a commercial project is prohibitive and not feasible.

So, either bury them or cut them flush and buy yourself a goat. A goat will eat off all the thousands of shoots that will spring up. If you do this consistently over a period of years the root system will eventually die.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #24
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IDK, but doesn't your insurance cover this? You're going to need more than normal homeowner tools, hire someone with the big stuff.
I'm not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but let's take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #25
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Whatever you do, don't let anyone stand where the tree once stood when you cut the fallen tree away from the toppled stump.

That's a great way to get killed when the stump flops back down after the cantilevered weight of the tree has been removed.
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