Couple things come to mind. Look online, or at the garden
store for stump rot stuff. I've heard of drilling the stump
full of holes, and then pack the holes with powdered milk.
Supposed to speed up the rot.
The firebug in me likes the plan to soak the stump with
alcohol, and light it up. I'd drill holes as much as you
can, and then there will be more surface are to burn.
The one stump I took out. Sawed it off about three feet up.
Cut around it as much as I could with electric sawzall. Took
a LOT of blades from Harbor Freight. Cutting stump dulls
blades at incredible rate. Then, I pulled it out with a come
along tool, to the bumper of my van.
Alcohol is typically very light blue flame. Almost invisible
daytime. Smoke is visible, though. Extinguish alcohol fire
with water, as needed. Sounds like a totally useful way to
make a stump disappear.
I'll have to try that. I got rid of two trees by fastening a cable
near the top and pulling them over with my truck, roots amd all came
out of the ground. There are two other stumps left that are a pain. I
cant get enough leverage on them to pull them out.
The one stump I pulled, I cut around it with a sawzall, and
a LOT of blades. the teeth wore off, rapidly. Blades cheap
enough from harbor Freight. Though, the alcohol fire sounds
more rapid. And a lot less vibration injury.
It is far too late to help this guy but the trick with palm trees is
to pull them over and lever the stump out before you cut them. Use a
hose to loosen up the dirt, cut around them with an axe to get the
surface roots and they will pull right over. You don't need a truck,
a couple guys on a rope will do it if the rope is in the top of the
On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 21:52:59 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
In all my years I lost only two palm trees. Never worked too remove
the roots. In the Mohave desert, the land is compacted, hard too dig
into, my landscape..
I'm changing landscape. Some palms just will not work out here.
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