[NAFEX] stump dissolver

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 10:38:58 EST 2010

1. I'd try burning it out. Make a bowl in it if you can, and start a
small fire. You may have to keep feeding it to keep it going, but even
if the stump isn't that dry, it should eventually burn out.
Inoculating with fungi might work, but Sassafrass is pretty rot
resistant, and would probably take years to rot, even with assistance.
Keeping it moist and shady will speed rotting though. Pile woodchips
up over it. Water it. good luck!

2. Any herbicide should do. Either spray when in leaf, or cut and
paint fresh wound (works best in fall and winter).

z5 se MI

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 8:51 AM,  <jerrydana5 at aol.com> wrote:
> I have two questions:
> 1.  I have a stump from a Sassafras tree I cut down in the middle of the
> yard.  Does anybody know of something I can put on it to "dissolve" or make
> the stump soft so I can chop it out?
> 2.  I have a couple of shrubs which in my garden I've been cutting back in
> hopes of killing them and it hasn't worked.  The roots are very deep and I
> cannot dig them out.  Is there something I can put on them to kill them?   I
> eventually want to use the soil so don't want to put anything on it that
> will render the soil useless.
> Jerry in southern Indiana
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