killing liquid amber tree stumps

Old 12-23-04, 08:41 AM
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killing liquid amber tree stumps

about a month ago, i had two 50+ foot liquid ambers cut down. before the tree contractor can grind them out, they would prefer that the stumps be killed. any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.
Old 12-23-04, 09:38 AM
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You can pour 'stump rot' into freshly sawn stumps to expedite decay. You can also drill holes in stump & feed nitrogen fertilizers into holes so that the microorganisms that decompose the stump are fed. You can also rent a stump grinder or take a sharp ax to the stump.
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It seems to me that if you cut the tree down, it would be dead. As with most hardwoods, it will sprout from the stump. Grinding it would take care of that.
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Call the tree guy back and say "Yep. Doc says there's no brain activity. It's dead."
Old 03-23-05, 02:24 PM
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Talking Imagine that, a tree with no pulse.

I think what he was getting at was that it is twice as much work to grind a green stump as it would to do an aged one.
Sounds like he wants to come back in a couple of years.

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