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Wenderlynn Bagnall
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Query is to remove a stump
 
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how fast does it have to do the job? inoculating with useful fungus would break down the stump and yield a nice product, but it wouldn't work terribly quickly.
 
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Gosh really sorry didn't mean to upset anyone. I was just desperate as I really didn't want to use them things anyway but needed a way to do it quite quickly. I wasn't sure of their ethical status as they do seem to have some 'good' feedback on the net, safe in rivers and all that jargon.....so it says. I'm just stupid I guess. Once again so sorry. I love this website community and don't want to be a badie.
 
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Well Tel it has to be reasonably quickly as they want them removed from their garden asap. I love the fungus idea but like I said it has to be as 'quick' as possible. For future ref is it any fungus that will do it or are their specific ones? Thanks Paul for the links. Shame on me for not looking more through the threads. I hang my mis-guided fool head down in shame. I always wanted a personal response from you, not how I'd planned it though. I don't like upsetting big cuddly bears. Please forgive me if you can find it in your heart. xx
 
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Wenderlynn Bagnall wrote:Well Tel it has to be reasonably quickly as they want them removed from their garden asap. I love the fungus idea but like I said it has to be as 'quick' as possible. For future ref is it any fungus that will do it or are their specific ones?


depends on the species of tree. a couple of popular options are oyster mushrooms and chicken of the woods, but there are quite a few others to choose from, too.
 
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Thank you Tel for you help. Very much appreciated. x
 
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I guess I am a bit of a cave man. I just dig down and chop off the big roots and the pull it out. Isn't that how to do it? That for like a 8-12 inch tree stump. Never did it with a huge stump.
 
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Get a shovel, an axe, a chainsaw and a gardenhose. Dig a hole half a meter in diamenter around the trunk, using the shovel and the axe. Clean the big roots with the gardenhose. Cut them with chainsaw. You have to remove everything bit by bit. Very labor intensive. I would simply dig a hole half a meter in diameter and try to remove the top of the trunk, drill holes in it and cover it so that the soil on top of the trunk is level. Much less work. Will take decades to decay but who cares? Out of sight out of mind.
 
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