Tree stump removal from driveway ?

We’d like to have this stump reduced enough to redo our driveway in order to park another car of road but have no experience on how to go about it. 

The stump has shown no signs of growing for some time. 

Any input/ ideas welcome. 

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  • Scott
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago
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    Considering where it’s at, you don’t want to use an excavator. Use a grinder.

    https://youtu.be/O8wvneMZN-0

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Whose land is it on, yours or the council?

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    A grinder would be much better, unless you wish to have to pay the town for a new sidewalk. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Have you considered calling in a contractor to see how much the job will cost?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    on youtube, you can find ways to eliminate a stump easily. Look it up...stump removal.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Well, you should check with the city, because there is a sign post there, and it looks like it needs to be replaced.  Ask them if you can touch/move their sign to remove the tree.  And, you need to ask them it that is their tree stump or yours.  If it is yours, the smart thing to do is hire a tree pruning service.  They will come out and chop that trunk into little pieces with their chain saws in about 15 minutes. Then they need to grind the stump down to below ground.  That requires a special stump grinding machine and is the only way to make the stump disappear. Be sure and have the tree company to clean up all of the pieces of wood.  But you will then have a hole and a stump down in the hole below ground.  It will need to be filled-in with gravel.  Get the tree guys to buy some crushed rock from Home Depot, like 10 bags, to fill in the hole and spread around.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Tree services, the same people you'd hire to remove trees, can grind it down, level with the surface or even slightly below. Yes, you can probably hire a stump grinder and do it yourself. I, personally, wouldn't want to try to operate one. You could also get someone with an excavator to pull the stump out of the ground, which will leave you with a hole to fill and a stump to dispose of, and may disturb the sidewalk, but also means that there won't be roots and so on to rot over the next 10 years and leave you with holes to fill. Without knowing more about your situation, climate and so on, I don't know which I would choose. The stump grinding is probably a lot cheaper.

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    hire a 'stump grinder', can do it in one day ..............

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