stump advice

stump advice

Postby jdfi » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:52 pm

Hello,

Had a few trees cut down recently. What do people on here recommend doing with the stumps?

My friend suggested drilling a few holes and putting rat poison down - but what do you guys do?
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Re: stump advice

Postby Treeman » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:20 pm

jdfi wrote:Hello,

Had a few trees cut down recently. What do people on here recommend doing with the stumps?

My friend suggested drilling a few holes and putting rat poison down - but what do you guys do?


That's good advice, if the stump were a rat....... :lol:

What do you want from the stump, dead or gone?
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Re: stump advice

Postby jdfi » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:41 pm

Treeman wrote:
jdfi wrote:Hello,

Had a few trees cut down recently. What do people on here recommend doing with the stumps?

My friend suggested drilling a few holes and putting rat poison down - but what do you guys do?


That's good advice, if the stump were a rat....... :lol:

What do you want from the stump, dead or gone?


Ideally gone, so that we can plant something smaller in the space.
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Re: stump advice

Postby Treeman » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:00 pm

Ask your contractor to grind the stumps out. Alternatively there are companies that specialise in this

google stumpbusters
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Re: stump advice

Postby arborlad » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:39 pm

jdfi wrote:Hello,

Had a few trees cut down recently. What do people on here recommend doing with the stumps?

My friend suggested drilling a few holes and putting rat poison down - but what do you guys do?



................didn't your contractor make any suggestions?............remiss of him if he didn't, and remiss of you if you didn't ask.
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Re: stump advice

Postby arborlad » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:54 am

nothingtodowithme wrote:
arborlad wrote:
jdfi wrote:Hello,

Had a few trees cut down recently. What do people on here recommend doing with the stumps?

My friend suggested drilling a few holes and putting rat poison down - but what do you guys do?



................didn't your contractor make any suggestions?............remiss of him if he didn't, and remiss of you if you didn't ask.



Hardly advice is it?
To the op have you considered making planters from the stumps they look very attractive filled with plants of your choice.



It's advice to discuss matters before the event - not after.
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Re: stump advice

Postby Roblewis » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:22 pm

Here we are again with the old pesticides issue!!!!

The options for tree stumps are grinding out or the use of a pesticide approved for the purpose to kill it off. Long gone are the days when you could trundle out a home made recipe such as spirits of salt, the Control of Pesticides Regulations saw to that.

Rat poison is not approved for tree stump treatment so cannot, should not, be used.
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Re: stump advice

Postby jdfi » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:59 pm

arborlad wrote:
jdfi wrote:Hello,

Had a few trees cut down recently. What do people on here recommend doing with the stumps?

My friend suggested drilling a few holes and putting rat poison down - but what do you guys do?



................didn't your contractor make any suggestions?............remiss of him if he didn't, and remiss of you if you didn't ask.



I don't disagree. I guess I was too fixated with getting a good quote to deal with the trees down to ground level.

Is there no magic potion that can be put on that will just kill them and make roots etc shrivel up?
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Re: stump advice

Postby Roblewis » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:12 pm

jdfi

Yes Roundup certainly do one and I think it can be used domestically as it is for sale on amazon. You may need to bore into the stump and scuff up the top to expose fresh wood. In the good old bad old days acid was poured/injected into holes bored into the tree. It is likely to take a few seasons to be fully destroyed.
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Re: stump advice

Postby arborlad » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:54 pm

Are the roots the remnants of what you were talking about here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19678&p=181344#p181344

............if so, they're already dead.
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Re: stump advice

Postby jdfi » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:16 am

Yes sir, that and more
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Re: stump advice

Postby arborlad » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:44 am

jdfi wrote:Yes sir, that and more



You don't give much away, do you :?

If you had responded in some way to that other thread you might have received some timely advice that would have saved the need for this thread!

Are all the trees leylandii and spruce or are there others like ash and sycamore?
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Re: stump advice

Postby jdfi » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:15 pm

One spruce, then two deciduous trees (type unknown)
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