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Old 03-19-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I have cut down 5 large white Bird of Paradise trees because the previous owner planted them to close to a fence and they were pushing the fence out of alignment. The trees have large stumps similar to a banana tree and are difficult to remove. I have with help dug up three so far but have 5 more to go and thought there may be people out there that can help remove them and save my aching back. If you have information that may help please let me know.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Treasure/Space coast.
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It sounds like you have DIY'ed so far, so see if you can rent a stump grinder.
I looked at one the other day and they are not as formidable as they sound lol
Bit like a large chain saw or chop saw on a wheel barrow frame !!!
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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Yes, but the trunk? is very fibrous and full of water like a banana tree and I doubt a stump grinder would work; I think they do best with harder woods where the refuse is reduced to saw dust. I agree, sounds like a DIY with a post hole digger and axe. Crap! my aching back and at 70 is aches a lot.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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Default chain & a 4x4?

can you get a chain wrapped around the stump & use a 4x4 to pull them out?
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Treasure/Space coast.
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Ah, I had no idea what these tree's look like I thought everything was a maple or oak !!!!
I was thrilled I had a palm and orange tree in the new place in PSL lol.
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