Trees: stump removal and treatment

When trees are felled or fall, their stumps should be removed to prevent suckering and fungal root rots. Although often large and heavy, stumps can be removed with the right equipment and technique, or removed by weedkiller.

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Digging out a stump. Credit: RHS/John Trenholm.

Quick facts

Suitable for Tree stumps
Timing Any time; weedkillers must be applied immediately after felling
Difficulty Moderate to difficult

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