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john    Posted 09-23-2002 at 17:09:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know what to put on stumps to make them rot faster. An old timer told me once but i have forgotten Thanks.

June in SD    Posted 09-24-2002 at 09:58:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you can get that stump dug and pulled out, then dried out, and cleaned up folks in the city buy them for coffee table bases. That's the same folks who like the experience of living in the country without the work. You could probably sell it on e-Bay.

big fred    Posted 09-24-2002 at 07:31:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've heard buttermilk, and I've also heard hi-potash fertilizer, and I've heard hi-nitrogen fertilizer. Commercial stump remover is just potassium nitrate, so if you have a source of that, you might try it.

M.R.    Posted 09-24-2002 at 06:38:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bore some deep holes and fill with canned milk & plug, then let nature that its course.

Scott Hansen    Posted 09-24-2002 at 07:00:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
CANNED MILK????? I know I don't like it, but I did not know it was caustic!

M.R.    Posted 09-24-2002 at 18:51:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's not caustic. It starts and feeds the micro-organisms, thus accelerating decay.

Mudcat49    Posted 09-24-2002 at 05:47:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
1 50# bag 34-0-0 A/N, diesel fuel, blasting cap.
Soak A/N in diesel fuel,(still in bag) dig hole under stump, bury bag of A/N with blasting cap inserted. back off about 50 yards and touch wires coming out of blasting cap to car/truck/tractor battery. BOOM no more stump!

Tom A    Posted 09-24-2002 at 02:25:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can buy the commercial stuff in hardware stores. Pile of mulch or "cowpie" as DeadCarp says, works too.

Best way, in my opinion, though is to burn 'em. I drill some holes straight down and fill 'em with kerosene. Let soak for a couple of days, occasionally refilling the holes. One morning, light them and cover gradually with any other old wood you have, letting that catch too. You'll get a nice bed of glowing coals. The stumps will smolder all down, including the roots. Then just fill in the holes.


Swamphandy    Posted 09-23-2002 at 19:19:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spread a few stix of dynomite around the stump... light a really long fuse... get in yer car and go for a quick drive... when you come back the stump plumb rotted away to nuthin.


Mike D. CAT 977 will do it.    Posted 09-23-2002 at 18:53:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seen a bunch of stumps go away with a 955 too.

We rent a stump grinder from time to time when doing additions on houses. Does a good job.
Drill 1/2" holes into the stump about 4" apart or so. Fill them with kerosene. Soak it good. Don't grille dogs on it until the kero stench is gone.

DeadCarp    Posted 09-23-2002 at 18:46:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya want them to rot? Strip a good trash bag over them and dumpa couple shovels of sand around the edge to keep it there. Ground moisture will do the rest.

If it's last year's stump, want to burn it? Light a good fire atop the stump, dump an old barrel over it, (poke a "chimney" hole on the barrel) and let it burn overnite like in a stove.

DeadCarp -add tradition    Posted 09-23-2002 at 18:49:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Almost forgot - speed up the rot by covering the stump with a nice fresh cowpie. :)

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