Tree Problems

Killing a Tree Stump

Anonymous added on July 26, 2011 | Answered

Someone cut down a tree leaving a stump about 1 inch above ground level in the middle of a nice grassy area. Is there something I can put on this stump to kill it so it will decompose and lose the 'hump' it makes in the yard? I hate to dig out all the roots and disturb the entire grassy area.

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Answered on July 27, 2011

The best you can do without manual removal is to make sure it rots faster. Drill some holes in it and fill them with a high nitrogen fertilizer, then water the stump. Repeat this every few months and the tree stump should rot quickly.

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