I recently removed a maple tree that had grown up between the neighbour's
lot and mine. Problem is that the tree has actually grown around the chain
link fence. I don't mean that the tree surrounds the fence, I mean that the
fence is in the tree. I removed as much as I can of the tree without
damaging the fence. But how do I get the rest of the stump out of the fence?
I can't burn it off, as the fence is vinyl coated. The only thing I can
think of is to drill as many holes as possible and let nature take it's
Drill the holes and then get that stuff which causes stumps to rot and
stick it in the holes and keep at it, eventually you will prevail! it
is a boring job, hard to do in one sitting, and BORING. there is
always the last piece which is hung up in the fencing and seems to
persist forever! i hate that, i have had to remove long woody ivy from
chain link. SOME is still there!
<< why not just replace that section of chain link. I don't know if you could
just buy 2 ft of fence but mosy people that have installed chain link usually
have a few feet extra laying around. >>
A hell of a lot easier said than done!
And since most chain link posts are ten feet apart, how do you propose
replacing a two feet section?
Thanks for the replies.
It looks like I'm in for a BORING summer, as Hermine suggested.
If I were to replace a section of Chain Link, I'd likey have to go from post
to post. Although a tension bar might allow you to join a short piece. The
tree stump is at the end of the fence BTW, so it's only one join, not two.
My situation is even more critical! not to be in a competition for
chain link problems...but my chain link is pre-stretched kennel
panels, made of fine link, about 1 and 1/4 inches square, custom
fabricated in about 1977! and part of a modular setup. High up in the
air where a person like me (short) can hardly reach. However, when i
dismantle it for relocating it here, it will be up on trestles, and i
will gently remove the last of this BURL WOOD, which is hyper hard and
has persisted for fifteen years, i am ashamed to admit. At today's
prices, replacement is not an option, this is bethanized chain lin,
smooth as silk and VERY EXPENSIVE. chain link can be very elegant if
the detailing is PERFECT, or it can look like a sagging mess. a whole
get out the drills and burs and work on it like fifteen minutes at a
time, with a radio or something for diversion.
I've woven a strand into two ends of the fabric of a regular zinc
coated chain link fence and the only place it is even detectable is
the top and bottom where the single strand of fence is woven in and
not twisted to the mating/adjacent strand. Never worked with vinyl
coated, but don't think it would be a problem.
Three ways I'd do it.
1) Split the stump into four pieces. Take out the pieces with a
stump puller or pour rock salt into the splits.
2) Drill dem holes deep. I'd use at least a 1-1/2" bit. And then
pour rock salt into the holes.
3) Hire a landscape contractor to pull it.
If you pull it, do not use a car or truck! Very dangerous.
If I'm going to drill 1-1/2" holes, might as well use dynamite! :-) Might
put a kink in the fence though. You know one of those Chain Kink fences.
Worked for my Grandfather's stumps.
On a side note. My grandparents added their basement several years after the
house was complete. Of course the house was sitting on the mother of all
rocks, pretty common where I grew up. So they had to blast a spot for the
furnace under the house.
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