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Remove Bushes and Stumps the Easy Way with a Farm Jack
Stumps and stubby bushes are not only ugly, but they’re a tripping and shin busting hazard. If you leave them high enough you’ve got a solid seat, but most homeowners want them OUT.
There are a number of ways to remove a stump or an unruly bush. You can rent a stump grinder, but these are fairly heavy machines that can make a bit of a mess as they grind the stump into little chips. If you have a lot of time on your hands you can pour chemicals into pre-drilled holes and wait for the stump to decompose and be ready to break up.
This article shows you how to remove a tree stump using a farm jack (also called a hi-lift jack) without breaking your back. This method is effective, affordable, and doesn’t require a lot of manual labor.
- 1 Farm Jack (also known as Hi-Lift Jack)
- 8′ long 2×4
- 9″ long 1/2″ bolt
- 4 large washers to fit bolt
- 1 wingnut to fit bolt