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Default Accelerate decomposition of small tree stump

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 08:07:51 -0400, blueman wrote:

I took down some saplings last year (about 2-3" diameter) that were on
a relatively steep hill in our front yard.

Is there any simple/cheap way to speed their decomposition?
It probably doesn't pay to rent a shredder plus it would be difficult
to manouvre it in the hilly area.
I had heard in the past of chemicals that are drilled into the trunk.
I'm looking for something readily available that is faster than
natural decomposition.

2-3" in diameter? Really- *inches*? 5 minutes with a hand axe
should release the roots and you toss them in the trash. I keep
an axe for just such jobs. I quick-sharpen it on a grinder and
don't worry about chipping it on rocks.