How to Remove a Stump, Cheaply & Effectively!

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  • Published on:  Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • This video is a how to on burning a stump with a quick and efficient method. The key is a steady heat applied as low on a stump as you can get it. We achieved this by cutting into it with a chainsaw.
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  • Joe Zyzyx

    Joe Zyzyx

     10 months ago +67

    Everyone should watch the new video. Much better and he took suggestions to heart. Kudos on the new video.

  • Marvin Wells

    Marvin Wells

     16 hours ago

    Just use rock salt. A lot safer and this way you can start a major fire in the area. I don’t agree with this at all, plus the wind could be your enemy.

  • Al Ursino

    Al Ursino

     2 days ago +1

    Actually he could’ve cut the stump level with the ground in the time it took to cut those cross cuts.

  • saintsamaritan


     2 days ago

    I cut ground level then "graph" w chainsaw.

  • saintsamaritan


     2 days ago

    Nothing for a stump in city limits.

  • Dave Norris

    Dave Norris

     2 days ago

    Thank you for making this video, having spent a great deal of money on tree felling, I have a huge stump remaining, I wonder if it would work on a bigger stump? My tree is very near a public footpath so I would need a safety fence around...great idea though.

  • MoteurGeneral


     3 days ago

    I would just build a giant bond fire on top of it. It'd be completely gone by the morning.

  • redlense4


     3 days ago

    Thank you for convincing me to rent a stump grinder.



     3 days ago

    Great! Thanks!!

  • Nancy Mathisen

    Nancy Mathisen

     4 days ago +1

    I can definitely imagine a scenario where SOMETHING goes wrong for someone who tries this, the worst being starting a forest fire, or using too much gas and getting burned.

  • Gear


     4 days ago +3

    Also if you have an old steel drum cut off the bottom so it has a hole on both sides and set it over the burning stump that way it will stop from blowing out from wind, and Intensify the heat.

  • K Dean Franklin

    K Dean Franklin

     4 days ago

    Your chain is dull throwing dust not chips

  • John Hughes

    John Hughes

     5 days ago

    Might have been better to choose a less windy day?

  • Rapha94


     5 days ago +3

    Update the title to: How to remove a stump in 3 days.

  • Rob & Di Hamilton

    Rob & Di Hamilton

     5 days ago

    That chainsaw needs a bloody good sharpen

  • mal macdonald

    mal macdonald

     6 days ago

    Why is this being shown as a training video.the idiot hasn’t got steel toe caps on,eye protection safety gauntlets leather chaps or leather apron at the very least?I would like this idiots certificate of compitence taken from him until he has retaken his chain saw course again,and this you tube video taken down in the interest of safety

  • D S

    D S

     7 days ago

    If you had just turned the chainsaw on it's side, you could have cut the stump off at ground level. That was apparently the goal so the mower wouldn't hit it. You would have had extra wood for the house stove and it would have taken less than 5 minutes. You wouldn't have had to burn petroleum fuel into the air. You wouldn't have had to waste your time and mine by making this video and ALL WOULD BE HAPPIER.

  • Steven Bell

    Steven Bell

     7 days ago +1

    I could remove all trace of that stump in 10 mins with a STUMP GRINDER!!!

  • Black Opal

    Black Opal

     7 days ago

    One word - Dynamite

  • Mike Patterson

    Mike Patterson

     7 days ago

    Just an FYI - great idea here however I know someone who let it burn and the roots under the loose ground cover (needles and such) caught fire causing a large forest fire (he was arrested and charged).  Just thought I'd share!