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Stump rot products?

Postby MickThompson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Anybody ever used them? I have a couple large Bradford pears that just came down. I’d like to avoid renting a stump grinder. No big urgency.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby dralarms » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:11 pm

Drill a hole as deep as you can get, fill it with kerosene and light.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Camp David » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:18 pm

dralarms wrote:Drill a hole as deep as you can get, fill it with kerosene and light.


That sounds more effective than any commercial product I've wasted money on.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby MickThompson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:20 pm

dralarms wrote:Drill a hole as deep as you can get, fill it with kerosene and light.

While I’m not opposed to setting a fire, the stumps are very green right now.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Planking » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:28 pm

I cut a big maple that was too close to the porch to burn. I drilled several deep holes and filled with Epsom salt. It took about 5 years but it was toast.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Jon54 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:33 pm

There are several YouTube showing how to burn out the stumps. It does take several days.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Tn_Va_Hunter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:55 pm

I’ve used charcoal and a leaf blower to get rid of a stump in the yard before. Don’t recommend if it’s close to anything important to you or the neighbors !
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby brassmagnet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:12 pm

i have just used a spade bit deep as it would go and used undiluted Roundup to fill the holes,I cut it low enough to mow over it.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby mike243 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:43 am

Used something from Walmart on a maple stump, drilled holes and filled, fell apart in less than a year and no sprouts from it
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby double browtine » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 am

If you can burn it, drill lots of big holes in the stump. Mix half diesel and half kerosene. Old oil, even cooking oil and kerosene works too. Pour on and let sit a day. Then add more the second day. Light it and it will burn up and leave a hole. If you add some charcoal that would probably help too.
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Kilby » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:39 am

Even on green stumps I’ve drilled several holes and soaked it a couple times a day with kerosene or Diesel then light it on fire
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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Crosshairy » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:12 pm

I used a bottle of some sort of quick-rot product once. I drilled a bunch of holes, poured the stuff in, and I think it sits for a few days. Later, the wood was pretty soft and I could dig it up with a shovel.

The surface roots are hard to treat due to smaller size, so I think I chopped the surface ones with an axe to break them up.

Overall, it wasn’t expensive and didn’t require baby-sitting like a fire might. Works ok on modest-sized stumps.


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Re: Stump rot products?

Postby Gravey » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:03 am

I burned one yesterday that’s about 2’ diameter. It was already cut low to the ground when we bought the house last fall but I wanted it level. Poured diesel fuel on it and then built a fire on top of it. Periodically added additional limbs and it was doing pretty good when I left it last night burning from the middle out. Haven’t checked this morning to see how it is.
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