My stump was in my lawn so I removed the sod around the tree stump.
Aug 17, A small- to medium-sized stump can be removed by good-old-fashioned muscle work. But larger stumps can involve so much work that it's not practical- unless you can drag it out of the earth with a chain attached to the back of a pickup.
For larger stumps, use the chemical method instead. Apr 05, Diy Small Stump Removal. Cut off as much of the top of the stump as possible with your treegrind.bar out larger roots using a reciprocating saw fitted with a pruning treegrind.bar this will expose the outstretched treegrind.bar holes a few inches deep into the stump in numerous places, using the biggest, widest drill bit you have. Drill holes in the stump. Start by trimming the stump closer to the ground with a chainsaw.
Dig up any rocks around the base of the stump. Hard debris can damage the blades of the stump grinder. Keep the equipment in good working order. Dull blades and missing teeth can be an obstacle to removing the stump. Drill Holes in the Stump. Cut off as much of the top of the stump as possible with your chainsaw.
Use a 1-inch spade bit with a spade bit extension to drill evenly spaced holes roughly every 6 to 8 inches around the perimeter of the stump. Make the holes about 12 inches deep and Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. To remove a tree stump by hand, first, dig around the trunk to expose the major roots.
Use a hand saw, reciprocation saw or chainsaw to sever the major roots from the stump. Pull the stump out with a tow strap and vehicle. For smaller stumps, you can use a digging bar to pry the stump treegrind.barted Reading Time: 10 mins.