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How to Kill and Remove a Tree Stump (Naturally and Unnaturally)

Looking to kill that tree stump in your yard that keeps coming back to life? Well, this infographic has a lot of great tips to help you kill and even remove stumps from your lawn. This infographic covers ways to kill and remove stumps both naturally and unnaturally. Let’s jump in!

How can I kill stumps naturally?

There are some simple home remedies that you can use to kill a stump naturally. These methods include; using rock salt, copper nails, epsom salt, and a good old fire!

What are some unnatural ways to kill tree stumps? 

Some of the inorganic ways to kill tree stump include using bleach, diesel fuel, or a tree stump killer. Be mindful that these methods can be dangerous, or toxic for you and the environment. Use them at your own risk. If you do use these methods, be sure to wear the proper protective gear

What can I do with exposed tree roots in my lawn?

If you have tree roots in your lawn, and you don’t want to kill the tree, there are some simple solutions you can use to cover them up. The most popular method is making a garden bed and covering them with mulch. 

How do I remove tree stumps from my lawn?

Removing tree stumps can be quite a challenge. If it is a medium-sized tree, you may be able to dig it up. But the proper way to remove a bigger tree stump is to use a stump grinder. A stump grinder can typically be rented from a local rental shop for about $200 a day. And they can save you a lot of time. Of course, you could also try burning it with fire. 

Unwanted tree stump in your yard? 

Here's your quick guide:

  1. Kill it naturally: Rock salt, copper nails, Epsom salt, or fire (be careful!).
  2. Kill it fast (but maybe not safely): Bleach, diesel fuel, tree stump killer (wear gloves and mask!).
  3. Hide exposed roots: Make a garden bed and mulch it up.
  4. Remove the stump: Dig it out (small trees only!), rent a stump grinder ($200/day), or burn it (safely!).

This infographic was produced by Valiant Arborist, check them out for more great info on dealing with trees. If you are looking for more info on caring for your property, check out our property maintenance blog for homeowners.  

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