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Default Accelerate decomposition of small tree stump

George writes:

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.

Drill holes and fill with a high nitrogen (first of the three numbers
is much larger than the other two) fertilizer.

Just did that...
How long does it take to have a noticeable effect? How long till it is
mostly complete? Days? Weeks? Months? Years?