Digging Out Stumps
Posted November 24, 2012 - 10:56 AM
With a few days free and some nice weather (cooler, but not cold, good weather to work up a sweat in....), I decided to tackle these while I had time.
Two biggest ones had 8-10" trunks and were about 20-30 feet tall. But there were also a couple other shorter ones there as well - Ended up pulling 4 out of there.
I didn't take any before pictures, but here are a couple afterwards;
And the bigger stump/root ball. You can see one of the smaller trees in the background;
I had to use some care to get them to drop AWAY from the building. One of the trunks was leaning OVER the shed. (This is where the garden tractor content comes in...). I tied a long rope from the Deere 316 to the trunk of the tree about 10 feet off the ground (rope long enough so the tractor would be WAY beyond where the top of the tree would land....) and then v'eed the trunk to fall the right way. Light pull with the Deere and it fell pretty as can be! The other 3 were easy to drop....
Then I used my excavator to dig out the root balls and pop them out of the ground.
Then the 2320 to dispose of the stumps.
The building has a dirt floor, so it didn't do any damage when the roots came out from under the shed. I was able to push the wall back into place and shore it up with dirt to get rid of the bow from the removed tree.
And the bigger sections of the tree were cut up to go on the wood pile to help heat the house next winter after they dry!
Having the equipment made this a simple task. Would have taken a LONG time with just a shovel and axe to get these cleaned out!!!
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