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Old 10-01-2002, 04:54 PM
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What to do after tree removal

I had 3 pine tree's (60 ft+) removed over the weekend, they left 3 mounds with holes full of chips. My question is how do I smooth the mounds out and do I have to dig out the wood chips from the stump grinder, add top soil, then plant grass or what?
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:00 PM
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yea you will have to dig out the wood chips... if you leave them in and just seed over them over time they will decompose and settle and youll get a diviot. after you dig them out fill it back up with a fill dirt i wouldnt use topsoil bc that settles over time and youd be left with a divot again
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:18 PM
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Also, the fresh wood chips will not have a pH that is turf friendly. Put in some nice loam after you get rid of the chips and then seed.
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:47 PM
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u gonna have settling anyway bud. unles they somehow removed the root system.
id put some dirt in,plant grass an plan on fixin it a couple o times over the next 5-6 yrs.unless somebody knows somethin i dont . this is just gonna happen.
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Old 10-01-2002, 08:44 PM
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remove chips, add topsoil, seed
also you will get mushrooms once the roots start to decay.
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Old 10-01-2002, 09:06 PM
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u gonna have settling anyway bud. unles they somehow removed the root system.
id put some dirt in,plant grass an plan on fixin it a couple o times over the next 5-6 yrs.unless somebody knows somethin i dont . this is just gonna happen.
Exactly. It could happen longer even than 5-6 years.
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