tree stumps disintegrater

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DowntoEarthLLC, May 30, 2004.

  1. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 121

    Anyone ever used this tree stump disolver product?

    Supposed to be gone in a couple of weeks?

    How well does this stuff work?

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I've yet to see anything that beats good old grinding.

    Couple of weeks? Sounds very unlikely; and even if true, don't you wonder what they could put in it to make them go away so fast? Surely nothing I'd want on MY property!
  3. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    Here is what the Philadelphia Daily News had to say on the subject.

    Anyway, forget "concoctions." Turns out that those stump-killer, stump-remover, stump-decayer, stump-dissolver products just don't work. In fact, last I heard, there was a move to try and take them off the market for false advertising. But you DO have a number of GREAT options:

    Their "great options included a raised flower bed over the stump but no way to get rid of the stump.

    I will throw out the pathway to riches to someone. Cultivate termites. Sell a bottle of termite eggs on the internet. You drill a hole in the stump, pour in the eggs and it has to be a better alternative than the dissovler concoctions and look at the long range benefit it will be to the pest control people. :blob3: When you make your million with that idea you owe me a steak dinner.:)
  4. DowntoEarthLLC

    DowntoEarthLLC LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 121

    OUTBACK it is. :blob3:
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Stump grinder is the only way to go for fast removal. However I have used Coal and a # 10 can to burn them out. Use self starting Charcoal to start the coal in a # 10 can, cut out both ends and punch hole in it for air. Then add coal as needed and let it burn the stump out. By putting a 55 gallon drum over it with both ends cut out you can contain the fire. Just tell the fire dept your having a Bar B Que.:D
  6. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    drill holes and add nitrogen..takes awhile but works.
  7. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    I asked a nursery owner about this stuff years ago and he told not to waste my money on it. He had it on the shelf (low) but wouldn't sell it to me. Never thought about it again.

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