Stumps from toppled trees

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tiz, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. HuckFarley

    HuckFarley Adventurer

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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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  2. hahmule

    hahmule Balding Gloriously

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    Dynamite! :rofl
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  3. Merlin III

    Merlin III Mean SOB

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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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  4. sieg

    sieg Long timer

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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.
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  5. Pike Bishop

    Pike Bishop Pull Down the Ponzi.

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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. :deal
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