After successfully removing a tree, I turned my attention to the tree stump that was in my backyard for the last 3 years. The main challenge with the stump was that it was much more established than the tree that I removed. The diameter of the stump was a foot and a half, so it was a good-sized stump, and I had no idea how long the roots were extending.
First, I needed to decide how to go about removing this stump. To make this decision, I decided that the following criteria were what I would use to:
1) Cost: The lower the cost, the better.
2) Safety: Whichever method I decided to use would need to be safe.
3) Complete removal of roots: I planned to convert the area around the stump to a vegetable garden. Therefore, I didn’t want to just grind down the stump and leave the roots there.
4) Timeliness: I did not want to wait for weeks or months to complete this job.
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