Now, the loose dirt needs to be removed so that you can see.
Pull back any brush that is on the ground and the mulch that might be around the stump. Use a garden rake or your hands, depending on the size of the stump being removed and the amound of material on the ground.
Step 2 Start digging about 6 inches back from the base of the stump, and remove the dirt from around the old bush. Start by trimming the stump closer to the ground with a chainsaw. Dig up any rocks around the base of the stump.
Hard debris can damage the blades of the stump grinder. Keep the equipment in good working order. Dull blades and missing teeth can be an obstacle to removing the stump. Aug 17, 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.
Soak the ground all around the stump. Aug 21, Stump Grinders are tools especially made for the process of stump removal. A stump grinder chews and removes the leftover stump wood after cutting down a tree. Stump grinders come with powerful rotating blades which chip off the wood as the tool goes in.
The person operating on the tool guides the blades through the whole visible stump. Drill Holes in the Stump.
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Cut off as much of the top of the stump as possible with your chainsaw. Use a 1-inch spade bit with a spade bit extension to drill evenly spaced holes roughly every 6 to 8 inches around the perimeter of the stump.
Make the holes about 12 inches deep and three to Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.