How to slice a tree stump


How to Cut Wood Slices with Chainsaw (Two Fast and Easy Methods)

Table of Contents

  • Best Size Chainsaw for Cutting Wood Slices
  • How to Cut Wood Slices with a Chainsaw
    • Method 1: Freehand and Fast
    • Method 2: With a Jig
  • Keep Slicing!

Are you looking to do more with your chainsaw?

Would you like to use your chainsaw for creative projects like cutting wood slices?

If so, this guide is for you.

Below, I’ll teach you how to cut wood slices with chainsaw using two fast and easy methods.

By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know to cut wood slices for centerpieces, coasters, decorative designs, chair bottoms, and more.

So, let’s get started!

Best Size Chainsaw for Cutting Wood Slices

Before we jump into methods on how to cut wood slices, I wanted to point out that there are two particular size chainsaws that are best for this project: 16 inch and 18 inch chainsaws.

Those two sizes are generally long enough to cut tree logs into wood slices.

If you already own a chainsaw of those lengths, great!

If not, you can check out buying guides and reviews of the best 16 inch chainsaws and the best 18 inch chainsaws.

If you’re trying to cutting a log that’s much bigger than 18 inches, then you’ll need an even longer blade for this job. If that’s the case, then check out my reviews of the top chainsaws that include lengths up to 24 inches.

How to Cut Wood Slices with a Chainsaw

Method 1: Freehand and Fast

With this method, you’ll cut wood slices without any extra equipment besides the chainsaw, a tree log, and support.

It’s the fastest way to cut wood slices but not the most accurate.

Safety First

Operating a chainsaw can be dangerous no matter how careful you may be. So, it’s important to always take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from injury.

Before slicing wood with a chainsaw, ensure that you’re wearing these protective items:

  • Cut-resistant gloves
  • Cut-resistant boots
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jeans and chainsaw chaps
  • Hearing protection
  • Safety goggles and helmet or a safety helmet with attached visor

If you need suggestions on what brands to choose for these items, check out my chainsaw protective gear reviews page.

Once you’re geared up properly, move onto the following steps.

Video of the Process

Step 1: Prop Up the Tree Log

You never want to cut wood slices with the tree log on the ground.

That position makes it harder to control the cuts and if your chainsaw chain hits the dirt it can instantly be dulled.

The best position for cutting wood slices with a chainsaw is to have the tree log at a height just above your knees.

If you’re serious about getting the most even and flat cuts for wood slices, you’ll want to prop your tree log up on a chainsaw horse (or sawbuck).

You can buy a chainsaw horse or make your own out of 2 x 4 lumber.

Step 2: Locate the Tree Knots

Not only can cutting through tree knots hurt your chainsaw chain but it can also be dangerous.

Tree knots are harder wood and can make the chainsaw act in unpredictable ways when sawing through them.

So, to protect your tool and reduce chances of a kickback injury, take note of where the tree knots are and avoid them when cutting your wood slices.

Tree knots are circular spots where the wood is very condensed. Look for both circle shapes that don’t run along with the bark and those that protrude from the trunk.

Step 3: Measure and Mark the Tree Log

When you cut wood slices with a chainsaw, the thickness of those slices are up to you.

You can choose 1″ inch slices, 2″ slices, 5″ slices, more.

No matter what thickness you choose for each slice, the same step applies: measure the thickness with a tape measure and put a marking all around the tree log.

Measuring and marking the wood will give you the most precise cuts, and with the line around the whole log, you can keep the cut level and steady.

Step 4: Start Sawing

Turn on the chainsaw and hold it firmly in both hands at a height of a few inches above your marking.

Squeeze the throttle and slowly lower the blade down onto the tree trunk to cut through it.

Use light pressure as you push through the cut. Let the chainsaw do most of the work.

If you find that you’re having to push hard on the blade to get through the cut, then the chain is probably dull.

Stop and sharpen your chainsaw chain before proceeding. A good tool to have on you is a manual sharpener. Check out my best manual chainsaw sharpener reviews for a few recommendations.

As you slice through the wood, keep an eye on the marking you made on the trunk and ensure that you’re blade is following it as close as possible.

Step 5: Finish the Cut and Repeat

Finish the cut and let the slice drop onto the ground.

Then, use your tape measure to measure out another slice, mark the trunk, and repeat the cutting process.

Method 2: With a Jig

If you want the most precise way for how to cut wood slices with chainsaw without any variation in thickness, then you’ll want to build and use a jig.

This wood slicing jig is nothing more than a few pieces of 2 x 4 nailed together that act as a guide for you chainsaw blade as you cut through the tree.

Before you go through the steps below, follow steps 1 through 2 in the Freehand and Fast method above to set up the tree log in a chainsaw horse and to locate the knots.

Video of the Process

Step 1: Build the Jig

Measure the diameter of the tree log you’re going to slice.

Transfer that measurement to a 2 x 4 and cut it two pieces that equal that length.

Cut two more pieces of 2 x 4 that are least 4 inches longer than the initial measurement. This will give you some extra space to accommodate the formation of a box.

At this point, you’re basically going to nail these 2 x 4 pieces together to form a box. This box will then slide over the tree trunk.

Nail the end of one of the first pieces of 2 x 4 you cut to the side of one of the second pieces of 2 x 4 you cut. It’s best to start at the end of the longer board.

After you have this right angle nailed together, slide it along the tree trunk to find out where you need to nail the second shorter piece of 2 x 4. Nail that end into the longer 2 x 4 piece. You should now have a U shaped piece of the box.

Finally, place the last piece of 2 x 4 lumber on the tips of the U shaped box and nail it into place.

You now have a 2 x 4 box formed.

Step 2: Prepare the Chainsaw Blade

Find two thin pieces of scrap wood that are at least 1-inch thick and equal size to each other.

Glue one of the pieces of wood to the base of the right side of the chainsaw blade. Glue the other near the tip on the same side of the blade.

This setup will raise the chainsaw chain above the jig and allow you to slide the blade across the 2 x 4s without touching the jig for a perfectly level cut.

Step 3: Set the Jig on the Tree Log

Slip the jig over the tree log and slide it down until the top of the jig gives you enough clearance for your desired thickness of the cut.

Then, slide the jig down one more inch to accommodate the raised level of the chainsaw blade.

Attach the jig to the tree log by fastening it with screws through two opposite sides of the jig. That way, it won’t move when you’re cutting.

Step 4: Start Sawing

Turn on the chainsaw and hold it firmly in both hands.

Squeeze the throttle and slowly slide the right side of the blade across the jig. The attached wood strips will keep the cut level.

Use light pressure as you push through the cut. Let the chainsaw do most of the work. If you find that you’re having to push hard on the blade to get through the cut, then the chain is probably dull. Stop and sharpen your chainsaw chain before proceeding.

Step 5: Finish the Cut and Repeat

Finish the cut and let the wood slice drop to the ground.

To cut more wood slices, repeat the cutting process.

Keep Slicing!

By following the steps outlined on this page, you can have beautifully sliced wood for all sorts of uses and creative projects.

As a reminder, if you’re cutting thicker tree logs, then a 16 inch or 18 inch chainsaw is going to be the best size for this job.

If you already have that size of a machine, great. If not, take a look at my other free guides that show you how to choose the right chainsaw model for your needs.

Here are links to my buying guides and reviews of the best 16 inch chainsaws and the best 18 inch chainsaws.

And, if you’re cutting tree logs that are much wider than 18 inches, then take a look at my the top chainsaws that include blade lengths up to 24 inches.

I hope you enjoy this post on how to cut wood slices with chainsaw!

Happy sawing!

Your pal,
Chainsaw Larry

How to Remove a Stump Without a Grinder

After you hire a commercial tree service to remove a tree, they can also remove the remaining stumps for an extra fee. Or, you can hire a different company to come in and do this work. But if you have felled the tree yourself, the task of removing the stump is left up to you—and it can be as difficult as removing the tree itself. You can hire a firm to come in with a large mechanical grinder to churn the stump into sawdust, but this can be expensive. Commercial stump removal can cost as much as $800 for a large stump or one in a tricky location. You could also rent a stump grinder for $150 to $400 per day, but getting this tool on-site and using it safely is no easy feat. But there are several methods that you can use to do this work without contractor costs or large equipment.

Equipment / Tools

Manual Method
  • Digging bar
  • Bow saws
  • Shove
  • Ax
  • Steel-toed work boots
  • Work gloves
  • Mattock
Chemical Method
  • Drill with large bit
  • Chain saw
  • Plastic tarp
Burning Method
  • Drill and large bit

Materials

Chemical Method
  • High-nitrogen garden fertilizer or potassium-nitrate tree stump removal granules
  • Garden mulch
Burning Method
  • Stump Out chemical
  • Kerosene

Watch Now: How to Remove a Tree Stump Without a Grinder

When to Remove a Tree Stump

A tree stump can be removed at any time after the tree is felled, but manual removal is sometimes easier if the stump has aged and dried out somewhat. If you have the ability to let the stump remain in place for a full year or even two, the dried wood may be easier to cut out than when working on a new stump that is still green. Chemical removal, however, should begin immediately after you remove the tree.

Before Getting Started

A small- to medium-sized stump can be removed by good old-fashioned muscle work. But larger stumps can involve so much work that it's not practical—unless you can drag it out of the earth with a chain attached to the back of a pickup. For larger stumps, use the chemical method instead. A useful tool for manual removal is a mattock, which has a broad end for digging and a sharpened end for slicing. Everyone has favorite tools to use, though, and the more various digging and cutting tools you have on hand, the better. For larger stumps, you may want to enlist the aid of a helper or two to speed the work.

For those who are not up to the physical effort, or have a tree stump is too large to remove by hand, there is an easier—though much slower—method. All wood will eventually decay and rot away, and it is possible to speed up this process by keeping the stump moist and adding nitrogen in the form of a high-nitrogen fertilizer or potassium nitrate stump-removal granules. This is not an instant process—it can take a matter of months or even a year or so before a stump vanishes completely—but it is quite easy.

There is a tree stump removal product that comes in a powdered form, called "Stump-Out," which is designed to break down the wood fiber of stumps, leaving them porous. The porous wood then absorbs kerosene readily. After the porous wood is soaked with kerosene and ignited, it begins to burn away, and the fire soon becomes a low, smoldering flame. If the use of kerosene and flame is acceptable to you (and allowed in your community), this is another cheap and easy option to remove a tree stump.

Disposal of large tree stumps can be difficult. Contact your local waste disposal authorities for instructions on how and where to dispose of large garden waste items.

Safety Considerations

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How to Remove a Tree Stump Manually

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  1. Dig Down Around the Stump

    Dig around the stump with the mattock's broad end. Once you have loosened the dirt in this fashion, shovel it out of your way. Be prepared to clear away a lot of soil. The bigger the stump, the more earth you'll be moving. This is necessary to gain access to all the roots that need cutting.

    When digging out a stump by hand, a hose or pressure washer can be helpful to wash away dirt to expose roots as you dig downward.

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  2. Sever Visible Roots

    Use the other end of the mattock to start chopping your way through the tree roots. A bow saw can also be used to sever the roots as you uncover them.

  3. Expose the Tap Root

    Dig and chop your way under the root ball to the taproot. For all but the smallest of trees, taproots will be imposing enough to require cutting with an ax or large bow saw. Clean excess dirt off the taproot with a wet rag before cutting.

  4. Sever the Tap Root

    Chop through the taproot with your ax or with a bow saw. Be careful that the area is clear of people, pets, and objects before you start swinging the ax. Aim the ax carefully so that it does not strike dirt (which would dull the blade). Always wear steel-toed boots when wielding an ax.

    Warning

    It's best not to use an ax unless you have been educated in handling one properly. If you're not confident, try to use a bow saw for all your cutting. It may require more digging to expose the roots, but it will be safer.

  5. Extract the Stump

    Pull the stump from the hole. This may require the use of ropes or chains, as well as the assistance of helpers or a vehicle to yank a large stump from the ground.

How to Remove a Tree Stump Chemically

  1. Cut Stump to Ground Level

    Use a chain saw or bow saw to cut the stump down as close to the ground as you can, without allowing the chain saw's teeth to strike the ground (this will dull your chain). Wear steel-toed boots for this part of the job.

  2. Drill Holes and Add Chemical

    Drill holes a few inches deep into the stump in numerous places, using the biggest, widest drill bit you have. The wider and deeper the holes, the better.

    Fill these holes first with water, then with a fertilizer high in nitrogen or stump-remover granules.

    Warning

    Potassium nitrate is considered a hazardous substance, so use caution when applying potassium nitrate stump-removal granules.

  3. Water and Cover the Stump

    Soak the ground all around the stump. Cover the stump with a plastic tarp. The tarp will act as a barrier to help retain moisture in and around the stump. Moisture is a powerful ally to have on your side for this project.

    Apply an organic mulch over the plastic tarp, and water it thoroughly. An organic mulch such as tree bark or hay will hold additional moisture, keeping the area even wetter. Wet mulch is also heavy, which will help weigh the tarp down so that it doesn't blow away. For additional weight, roll some heavy stones onto the tarp. The mulch also serves the purpose of hiding the tarp from public view.

    Covered with mulch, the tree stump will be invisible as it begins to rot away. You can even cover the mulched area with various planted pots and container gardens.

  4. Tend the Stump While It Decays

    Over the coming weeks, periodically remove the mulch and tarp and apply more water and nitrogen to the stump, then cover it again. Some patience is required here, as it can still take quite some time for the stump to completely rot away. But it will be considerably faster than the decay process normally occurs in nature.

  5. Remove the Pieces

    After four to six weeks, the stump may become soft and spongy enough to begin breaking it apart with an ax. Whatever wood cannot be broken up and removed should be treated again with water and nitrogen. At some point, you can bury what remains and let it complete the decay process underground.

How to Remove a Stump by Burning

  1. Drill Holes and Apply Chemical

    Drill holes into the stump with a drill and a large bit. Apply Stump Out chemical granules, then fill the holes with water. Wait four to six weeks for the chemical to do its work.

    The more porous the stump, the more kerosine will be absorbed and the longer it will burn.

  2. Soak With Kerosene

    Slowly pour kerosene over the stump, taking care not to allow the fluid to run off and pool on the ground. Take your time to allow the kerosene to soak in. Never use gasoline or motor oil to burn a stump—gasoline is dangerously explosive, and motor oil creates toxic smoke when burning.

  3. Tend the Fire

    Ignite the stump and observe it from a safe distance as it burns. Remember that the stump may continue to smolder underground for quite some time, so put up barricades to prevent people or animals from accidentally walking over the embers.

    Warning

    Check out local community ordinances regarding open burning before using this method. While it is generally allowed in rural areas, urban and suburban locations often do not allow open burning of stumps.

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When to Call a Professional

No matter what method you use, a tree stump of any appreciable size involves quite a bit of hard manual labor and often the use of potentially dangerous tools or materials. If, after reviewing these various methods, you have concerns about safety or the physical fitness required to do the work, it is best to call a professional removal service, who will have the tools and personnel to do this work quickly and safely.

It's very common for a homeowner who removes a stump themselves to then resolve to never, ever, do it again. The cost of professional stump removal often seems like a bargain to anyone who has ever tried to do it themselves.

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A stump in a garden plot can cause various problems: pests start growing in it, young shoots begin to grow, it interferes with the construction of new structures and simply takes up a lot of space. Because gardeners try remove the stump from the felled tree. There are different methods for removing stumps: mechanical or chemical. The former involve the use of manual force, tools or special equipment. Chemical methods are based on the application reagents that treat wood, as a result, the stump is destroyed, or completely burns out under the influence of fire. Each of the methods has its own characteristics and difficulties, so they need to be analyzed separately.

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Table of contents
  1. Hand uprooting
  2. Stump crusher
  3. Fire burning
  4. Mushroom method
  5. Saltpeter destruction
  6. Stump salt
  7. Decomposition by urea
  8. Iron or copper sulfate

Hand uprooting

Effortlessly and quickly destroy the stump from a sawn tree excavator. But it is sometimes impossible to drive large-sized equipment to the site. A reasonable decision would be to contact a specialized company dealing with arboristry, in the arsenal of which there is a crusher, for example, SpilKursk.PRO But such equipment is not available to organizations in every region, therefore, one has to look for a method get rid of the stump yourself.

Uprooting stumps by hand is quite time consuming and requires preparation which involves clearing the ground. This can be done by digging the ground around the stump and its roots. Then remove the soil by discarding it in side. It remains to pull out the remains of the tree. There are several options for how to do this:

  1. Mechanically - saw off or cut off all lateral roots. The central root will remain, to separate which the stump must be turned and tilted in different directions so that it loosens well.
  2. Use winch - tie a rope around the trunk and roots, or pass it through specially drilled holes, and then gradually pull the tree debris out of the ground.

Cutting down a stump and uprooting it yourself is quite profitable, since such an approach does not require serious funding. During the day, using the manual method, they successfully get rid of several stumps on plot. But manual uprooting also has disadvantages, which are due to the laboriousness of the process, the need for additional assistants, the difficulties with digging a near-stem hole, and the remains of roots that interfere with construction. Although they remain with all methods, requiring additional uprooting.

Stump crusher

The crushing technique involves the use of a special unit - a pneumatic crusher. The essence of the method is that the stump is crushed into chips together with part of the root system to a depth of to 50 cm . Crusher differs in small dimensions, therefore it will easily pass to the site through the garden gate.

See how the stump removal process looks like with a stump crusher:

The method has many advantages:

  • after crushing, only a pile of sawdust remains in place of the stump;
  • crushing does not take much time - about 30 minutes are spent on the average stump;
  • after the destruction of the hemp in this way, plants can be planted immediately in the vacant place;
  • method is suitable even for large stumps over a meter in diameter.

Among the minuses is the low crushing depth. A lawn is planted in the vacated place or a garden bed is equipped, even a garden path is laid. But for building a foundation or laying communication systems you will need to get rid of the root system completely, which is typical for other rooting methods.

Stump removal companies in the vast majority do not use any other removal methods other than manual uprooting and crushing, because. only these two methods can guarantee complete and rapid destruction of the stump.

Goncharov Ivan Arborist. Technical specialist at SpilKursk.PRO

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Fire burning

Free method how to get rid of a stump - burning out. It is focused on the use of open fire. But just burning the wood remains is not enough; the root system will also have to be removed, since it will interfere with further. The burning method helps to remove the old stump without uprooting. But it is necessary to approach getting rid of the stump with fire wisely.

  1. Drill several deep holes in the stump.
  2. Pour kerosene, gasoline or coal lighter and other combustible liquid inside.
  3. Set fire to wood remains.
  4. If the stump is old, then the wood has already dried up, therefore it will quickly catch fire and burn out to the roots.

With this method, it is important to observe fire safety techniques so that the fire from the stump does not spread to summer cottages and does not cause a fire. For safety, it is worth pouring an earthen rampart around the pit so that the fire does not spread over the earth. The entire combustion process must be monitored, since the stump during smoldering can shoot strongly with long-lasting sparks, which can become a source of fire. For safety, you must prepare a fire extinguisher in advance and keep a hose nearby, connected to the water supply.

This method is well suited for small old stumps (up to 50 cm in circumference and up to half a meter in height). Removing a large fresh stump with the help of fire will be problematic and expensive: you will have to kindle a fire more than once, and the cost of spilled fuel can be equal to the cost of removal by crushing. The method also involves constant monitoring of the combustion process.

Mushroom method

Another option how to remove the stump peacefully is to plant mycelium on it. It's easy to do:

  1. Drill a few holes on the top and side of the stump.
  2. It is good to spill them with water and sow mushroom mycelium. Mushrooms and oyster mushrooms are best suited.
  3. Suitable planting material can be purchased from specialized stores, or you can make your own from freshly picked mushrooms. To do this, the caps are crushed and poured with water, then they mix well and pour the solution into holes made.
  4. The best time for sowing mycelium is May-August.
  5. It is better to wrap the stump with moss and branches, moisten periodically.
  6. In just a few months, mushrooms will sprout on the stump.

Mushroom picker will draw moisture from the stump season after season, loosening the wood. The average stump gives a tolerable harvest of mushrooms for 6 years , and then turns into dust. Then the residues can be easily removed without involving special equipment or chemicals.

Saltpeter destruction

One of the universal methods to remove stump chemically is the use of saltpeter. The essence of the technique is as follows:

  1. Many 30 cm holes of the largest possible diameter should be drilled in the remains of the sawn wood.
  2. Saltpeter is poured into the holes and well filled with warm water.
  3. To speed up the process, it is better to cover the stump with plastic wrap.
  4. If you carry out the procedure in the spring, then by the onset of autumn, the saltpeter will completely saturate the stump and have time to decompose.
  5. If the stump from a fruit tree is up to 15 cm in diameter, then 1 kg of saltpeter is enough for backfilling. If it is thicker, and the wood is harder, then the amount of saltpeter must be increased.
  6. When the wood is completely saturated with the chemical, the stump is set on fire.

Saltpeter burns well, which makes it easy to destroy even deep-growing roots. But the method also has a significant disadvantage. It will be possible to plant only flower crops on the site for several years, since the soil will not be suitable for vegetable crops. Therefore, this method is used when it is necessary to free up land for the construction of real estate.

See also: How to cut down a tree. 8 ways removal.

Stump Salt

Another interesting option for the destruction of stumps on the site is etching with salt. Edible salt is a reagent substance that destroys wood remains. For the procedure you need:

  1. Drill deeper holes in the stump on all sides.
  2. Fill them with table salt.
  3. Pour water over and cover with foil for a couple of years.
  4. Once the stump has turned to dust, it can be removed by hand without much difficulty.

A significant drawback of the technique - after the use of salt, the soil will become unsuitable for growing crops, whether it be flowers or vegetables. For horticulture, you will have to wait a couple of years for the reagent to wash out of the soil.

Degradation by urea

One of the oldest methods of getting rid of stumps is urea. This method is the most effective and harmless, the substance is used to protect against pests and fertilizer, therefore it will not cause damage to crops. any harm. The reagent is absorbed into the wood species and destroys them from the inside. How to remove a stump with saltpeter:

  1. Drill more holes in the stump.
  2. Fill the holes with urea and fill with water.
  3. Cover the stump for efficient and more intensive decomposition with polyethylene.

Urea is not as harmful as other methods. After it, there are no salts and nitrates that pollute the soil. Decomposition begins quite quickly, and after a year or two, all the remains will rot, and on fertile land will remain in the cleared area. The method has one drawback - slow decomposition, which can stretch for 2-3 years .

See also: How to legally cut down a tree.

Iron or copper sulfate

These reagents are aggressive and are used as intended for root disinfection. They kill any bacteria. Chemicals are introduced into drilled holes 5-10 cm deep and 5-8 mm in diameter. Reagents must not be used near metal pipes due to increased metal corrosion. The concentration of vitriol in 3-5 meters the radius around the stump is so high that nothing will grow here, and if and it will be extremely bad.

If the roots are uprooted after the decomposition of the stump, then in a couple of years the increased amount of these substances will be reduced to the optimum and the soil will return to normal. If the roots are burned, the soil will remain unsuitable for planting. plants more more than 10 years .

Safety measures

When using any substances, always remember safety:

  • saltpeter of any origin is very flammable, explosive substance, which must be remembered when setting fire to the treated stump;
  • you can’t even smoke next to the stump in the first three months after laying the reagents, since they emit combustible gases;
  • vitriol in dry form is safe for people, but it is necessary to work with it only with gloves;
  • When burning stumps, keep a fire extinguisher on hand, a garden watering container filled with water, in order to quickly extinguish a spreading flame if necessary.

It is not recommended to use glyphosate-based reagents (Santi, Typhoon, etc.), which do not decompose in the soil themselves, but get into plants and their fruits, which is dangerous for people.


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Arborist. Forest feller of the sixth category. Technical specialist in the organization SpilKursk.PRO, which provides services for the care of green spaces.

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How to get rid of a stump on your site? 4 ways to solve the uprooting problem

Each tree has its own lifespan, after which the tree has to be cut down. When removing a dried tree from our site, we leave its base and root system in the form of a stump.

At first, the stump does not pose any danger, on the contrary, many summer residents use it as an element of landscape design. But after about a year, the stump wood begins to rot, spreading an unpleasant smell and microorganisms harmful to other plants throughout the area. As a result, instead of a nice decoration of the site, a fetid focus of pathogenic bacteria is formed. To prevent such a situation, it is best to remove the stump immediately after cutting the tree. We should also not forget that uprooting stumps allows you to get additional territory on the site, for a garden or buildings.

How to uproot a stump quickly and without extra financial costs, you can find out if you read the list below, the most popular ways to remove and uproot stumps.

Hand uprooting method

Manually uprooting a stump requires great physical strength and great patience. Also, you need a chainsaw, a pick, a crowbar and a shovel.

The main task in the manual method is to separate the trunk from the main roots. To do this, with the help of a pick, crowbar and shovel, you need to remove the layer of soil adjacent to the base of the stump in order to provide free access to the roots of the chainsaw.

Saw through all the main roots with a chainsaw. Then, insert a crowbar under the base of the stump and try to lift it up. If done correctly, you should be able to pull the stump out of the soil.

After the stump has been removed, the place where it was located should be covered with earth. Keep in mind that additional land will be required to completely level the site.

Uprooted stump can be cut into firewood, or simply taken to a landfill.

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Tractor brute force method

As the name suggests, this method involves using a tractor to uproot.

A cable or chain is attached to the trunk and the stump is pulled out of the ground with the help of a tractor. Also, for uprooting small stumps, you can use the bucket and tractor blade.

Despite its apparent simplicity, this method has many disadvantages. For example, how to ensure tractor access to the stump, in case of dense building and planting of the site? Or how to ensure the movement of the tractor across the territory, without serious damage to the topsoil. In addition, renting a tractor is a very expensive pleasure.

Tractor stump removal (video). How to do it

Burning method

Getting rid of stumps with the help of fire was invented by our distant ancestors. But the method remains relevant today.

Saw off the trunk to the ground level, you can also chop wood from it and make a fire on the stump. For better burning, you can douse the wood and stump with gasoline. Keep the fire burning until the stump is completely burnt out.

If you choose to use this method, then take care of fire safety. Do not light a fire in strong winds or near wooden buildings.

The disadvantage of this method of getting rid of stumps is that the roots do not burn out completely and, remaining in the ground, will interfere with digging or digging a pit. To achieve complete burnout of the roots, you need to treat it with saltpeter a year before you are going to set fire to the stump.

Stump burning method (video). How they do it

Chemical method

This method of removal is suitable for people who are in no hurry, because it takes from a year to two years.

Using a drill and a long drill, make many deep holes in the stump, into which pour ammonium nitrate. After that, bury the stump with earth and forget about it for a year, and preferably for two years. After the agreed time has passed, you can dig out the place where the stump was located, and apart from humus, you will not find anything there, because the wood decomposed under the action of ammonium nitrate.


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