- Jul 20, 2001
This was my dad’s stump removal method. He would leave a two to three foot stump and let it dry for a year. Every Fourth of July he would burn a stump, using it as the core of a bonfire. The kids would light their sparklers off the stump while the adults sat around the fire drinking beer. The fire would burn under ground for days to weeks.drilling a big hole in it with an auger helps too. You can also add some accelerant of choice to the hole, build a little brush fire on top on the weekend and keep it burning all weekend while you drink beer and hang around the yard. Bonus points if you direct a box fan at it.
The stump will recede at a formula of -2" per case of beer.