Beforehand, we must ask ourselves the question of removing a tree stump. The most ecological solution is to let nature take its course and wait for the strain to decompose naturally. Depending on the tree species, the strain can possibly be inactivated to prevent it from producing suckers.
Why not leave a piece of trunk and use it as a support?
Flower pots or a bowl filled with plants will give a nice effect. You can also dig the stump and put soil and plants in it. In a few years, the strain will decompose and will eventually disappear without you having made great efforts.
If you are full of courage, know that a large stump is very difficult to uproot. It is therefore preferable to dispose of it on the spot. We offer several methods that are the least harmful to the environment. It will allow you to destroy the stump without damaging consequences for your garden. In case of the tree stump removal in Atlanta this is important.
The solutions previously recommended with chemicals such as sodium chlorate or ammonium sulfamate are no longer authorized in Europe because they are excessively polluting. The use of glyphosate (famous component of Round Up) is an environmentally harmful pesticide to avoid. The often recommended use of snow removal salt is not recommended due to the toxicity of the salt in the soil.
Destruction with a tree stump devitalizer
The devitalization of a tree stump is recommended for vigorous tree species that produce many suckers. This is particularly the case for maples, ash, acacia, poplars, lilac, laurel, etc. Conversely, coniferous strains do not produce rejection and therefore do not need to be devitalized.
There are different products called strain destroyers or devitalizers. Most of the time it is a pesticide used as a brush cutter (Fluroxypyr + Triclopyr). On a strain, it is used pure (see technical gestures below). It acts in the same way as the brushcutter applied to the sprayer. The product is carried by the sap and poisons the plant which dies quickly.
- Buy a sufficient strain devitalizer depending on the size of the strain to be treated.
- Take a drill equipped with a large diameter wood drill . Drill several deep holes vertically in the stump as well as in the visible roots.
- Using a funnel, pour the devitalizer into each of the holes.
- Check the level every month and add ammonium sulphate if necessary.
- The strain will be destroyed in a few months or even a year. As soon as it starts to fragment, you can accelerate its disappearance by tearing off the friable parts.
Ammonium sulfate (or ammonium sulfate) is a naturally occurring component. Ammonium sulfate contains nitrogen and sulfur. It is manufactured in the fertilizer industry but has many other industrial applications. In the garden, it is often used as a compost activator. Its principle of action is to provide nitrogen to microorganisms. These feed on it by using the nitrogen and carbon contained in the wood of the stumps which they decompose.