How to Kill Tree Stumps Naturally | Removing Tree Stumps

Killing tree stumps naturally is safe and doesn’t require chemicals. In this article you’ll learn how to kill tree stumps naturally.how to naturally kill tree stump 1_mini

Most of the times when you cut down an unwanted tree in your garden, its root system remains alive. It dies later due to shock, but sometimes it doesn’t and you need to kill it. In this small article you’ll learn a few tips on how to get rid of tree stumps naturally.

How to Kill Tree Stumps Naturally

1. With the use of saw or whichever tool you have trim down the stump as close to the ground as possible. This will expedite the decaying process and stump will be decomposed naturally.

2. Killing tree stump from boiling water is one more option you should look at. Boiling will burn the tree roots but for this it is important that water will get to the root system.

3. Wrap the trunk with plastic or other material for a few weeks from which sunshine couldn’t pass through. This will stop the development of root and it’ll die off gradually. This method works slowly

4. Drill 1 inch holes on the top and sides of the trunk. Fill the holes with rock salt. It works as natural root killer. For smaller trunks, salt can be poured directly around wood but care about plants that are growing around it.

5. Epsom salt do magics in the garden. It contains magnesium and sulphur that helps the plants in growing but if used in higher quantities it can be a killer.
Drill a few holes on sides and top of the trunk, holes should be about 10 inches deep. Fill these holes with 100% epsom salt mixed with water, cover the trunk and leave it. It will die in two to three months.

6. Digging is an another option you can consider, although it is expensive and difficult if stump you are about to remove has deep roots.

At last if you’re unable to kill tree stump naturally, use chemicals. Our recommendation is to use a tree stump as an asset. Grow plants on it, it’ll become a focal point of your garden.


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Killing tree stumps naturally is safe and doesn't require chemicals. In this article you'll learn how to kill tree stumps naturally.



5 COMMENTS

  1. My dad and I have been looking for ways to remove a tree trunk from my grandmas property for a month. We’ve been very aggressive with it and have tried multiple ways, but nothing we have done works. The strong components that are in Epsom salt sound like a good way to kill the stump off and with our work already weakening it, it may even speed up the process. I can’t wait to give this a try and see if it works.

  2. That’s cool that you don’t need to use chemicals to kill tree stumps. I had heard that was the only way option to choose. I would imagine another way to get rid of a tree stump is to call removal services. I’m pretty sure that’s they’d be able to help you and address any concerns that you may have.

  3. I have a few stumps in our yard. We decided to cut the trees down to let more light into the home. We’ve looked into a couple methods, stump grinding was one of them. I like the idea of using the stump for flowers and a garden.

  4. I hadn’t thought about using rock salt to remove a tree stump. I can see how this method could be worth it but I would want to make sure I keep a close eye on it since it could also damage the ground and vegetation around it. I will make sure to do this next time I need a tree stump removed. Thank you for the tips.

  5. The method I like best is as a planter. Instead of grinding the stump down, holloqnit out by drilling multiple large holed in it then use a crow bar to pop out the wood. Then roll a couple of holes in the sides forndrainage, add some course gravel then potting soil. The soil will hold.moisture and rot the stump naturally over time and in the mean time you have a lovely place to plant flowers.

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