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Old 05-18-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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We are planning to cut down an unattractive pine tree in our front yard. Fortunately a neighbor has a machine to do it but the stump will be left. Besides having a company come in to remove it, what else can I do with it? I made a joke to carve it into to a seat but maybe that's not crazy? Any ideas?

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Old 05-18-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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we typically have the people come and grind them out. My husband has worked like a dog to dig out stumps, but if the circumference of the tree is kind of large, that is a really big job. If you leave it, it will most likely sprout.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Pine trees usually don't resprout but there will be too much sap coming out to make a nice seat. If you can have it cut down flush with the ground so you won't hit it with your mower, have someone cut crisscross lines across the surface which will allow it to rot away faster.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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2 suggestions...1: cut it close to the ground and and put a clay pot on it and use it as a planter. 2: buy a product called stump remover at any garden Center or hardware store. The stump remover works like this, you drill some holes in the stump, then pour the stump remover into the holes and in a short period of time it will rot out the stump and then you remove the crumbs.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Out my way we'd use a stick of dynamite, but I don't think you can get away with that, besides it might make a little bit too much noise and I don't think your neighbors would appreciate that too much, but it sure would cause some excitement, but like the post above me said, try using some of that stump remover, it seems to work pretty good and a lot less noisier..
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Thank you, all good ideas. Although, I don't think I'll try the dynamite, I didn't even know you can buy it! : )
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Thank you, all good ideas. Although, I don't think I'll try the dynamite, I didn't even know you can buy it! : )
Darn. I would have driven up there to watch.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:46 AM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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I have used the drilling holes in the stump method with good results.I just keep the stump wet.And it was rotted in a couple of Florida months.I remember years ago after a family cook out,my uncle would take the hot charcoal and pour it on top of the stumps.They would cook slowly for a couple of days.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I made a joke to carve it into to a seat but maybe that's not crazy? Any ideas?
Not crazy at all! Ilike it. Or get a flat piece of whatever to attach to the top of it, and make yourself a nice table. Attach a sundial to it. Plant some vines to grow over top of it -- morning glories or the like.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Not crazy at all! Ilike it. Or get a flat piece of whatever to attach to the top of it, and make yourself a nice table. Attach a sundial to it. Plant some vines to grow over top of it -- morning glories or the like.
More good ideas, thanks.
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