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Remove a tree stump cut close to the ground by drilling holes, filling them with potassium nitrate and boiling water, waiting a few months, then burning the stump. The process is slower than stump grinding and works best on stumps of trees cut at least a year prior to the beginning of the process.


Kill a tree stump by using Epsom salt, rock salt, controlled burning or forced darkness. Burning is by far the fastest method, while Epsom salt can take up to three months of time before producing results.


Garden writer David Beaulieu suggests using nitrogen and water to help kill a tree stump. He explains that the process begins with cutting the stump as closely to the ground as possible. The next step involves drilling holes a few inches deep into the stump in numerous places with a wide drill bit t


An easy way to kill a tree stump is to drill holes into the stump, and then apply water and a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. The ground around the stump should also be soaked with water.


Bromide Stump-Out and Spectracide are effective chemical stump removal products, according to TreeRemoval.com. Tordon RTU is an effective liquid alternative to these granular products. It is also popular among consumers who prefer a potassium nitrate-free stump killer.


The cost of removing a tree and stump ranges between $150 and $1,500 as of 2015. Factors affecting the price include the type of tree, the height of the tree and the complexity of the job.


A tree stump can be removed using commercially available chemical compounds. Over several weeks, the chemicals speed up the rotting process, making it easier to break up the wood with an axe.


The best and fastest way to kill and remove a stump is to use a stump grinder. This heavy-duty machine grinds the remains of the stump to about 4 inches below ground level and kills it at the same time. Rock salt takes longer but is less expensive.


To remove a tree stump using chemicals, drill holes into the stump, and fill them with tree stump removal granules and water. The chemicals in these pellets speed up the rotting process.


Tips for removing tree stumps and roots depend on the option the owner chooses. Stump grinding offers a quick way to remove the stump and leaves the roots in the ground to rot. Chemical stump removers kill the roots and hasten the decomposition process for easier removal. Digging out the stump and r