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Tree stump removal

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rusty Shackleford, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Anybody ever had this done? What did it cost?

    Anybody ever done it yourself?

    I've got a thick tree stump in my backyard that needs dealing with. I'm just starting to look online about stump grinders, but I'd prefer a pro do it. But I can't find anywhere that mentions price.
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    This isn't something that's wise to do yourself.

    Prices probably depend on demand and competition in your corner of the world, but again, I would not consider trying this yourself. Of course no one wants to pay out the nose, but there's too many blades and heavy equipment to make this a do-it-yourself project.
  3. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Remove? You'll have to bring the mo fo down first.

  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    We had one in our yard. I believe our landscapers quoted $150, and suggested it was going to be very difficult to get out of the ground.

    The next day we let the dog out... and when we went outside a few minutes later she was dragging the stump and roots around the yard with a very proud look on her face. Saved us $150. Good dog.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Of course, you had to find a pic with a Ram getting pancaked.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I laughed outloud... etc...
  8. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Must've either been a small tree or a big dog.

    I highly advise not trying to do this yourself, assuming we're talking about what was once a large tree.
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    What's your definition of "thick?"

    If the circumference is larger than, say, that of a volleyball, I'd leave this to a professional who knows how to operate that kind of equipment.

    If you try to do it yourself, you'll do a lot of chopping and digging and a whole lot of swearing.
  11. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    It's a former Oak tree, so it's several feet around. Any idea on roughly what a pro would charge? From reading online it looks like it might take several hours but I still haven't seen anything regarding price.
  12. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I thought this was a thread about McCain trying to find a new running mate.
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