How to Remove a Stump
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Tree stumps from dead or fallen trees can be unsightly. If the stump needs to be removed, you can do it yourself. Removing stumps will involve physical labor, so be prepared to take one or two days. Since this can be a dangerous project, this does not need to be attempted without a working knowledge of garden equipment.
Cut the tree stump as close to the ground as possible with the chainsaw.
Begin grinding the stump with the stump grinder according to operation instructions--all grinders operate differently. Do not forget to wear safety goggles.
Continue grinding across the surface of the tree stump. This creates sawdust, so place the sawdust in the wheelbarrow with the shovel as you work. Grinders will grind the stump approximately 6 inches under the ground.
Clear away all the sawdust. Place some loose soil in the bottom of the hole that was just ground out. Lay sod or grass seed and water well. This will eventually cover up the area where the tree stump was.