Buring works well for me.
Cut two more black locust trees yesterday and arranged wood around stump of about 24". Took about two hours. Two more to do today. Probably another 1 1/2-2 hours. Will burn next week weather permitting. I plan such burns for periods of at least 3 days without rain to allow stumps to burn well into the ground. Restacking is easy but time consuming as I restack each 90 minutes or so, excepting nights. Allow longer drying time for green, wet wood.
Already done about 15 within the past month or so.
Drive right over with mower set with skid rails just off ground and never hit anything.
I might have to try this on my next one. The natural gas line is about three feet away from it, so no digging. The line is about 20 inches down so I should be good to burn it out. If you hear of a gas explosion in TN you know what happened(-;With a burn barrel you don't need a big pile. It concentrates the heat.
Agreed, but I have far, far, far too much wood/stumps.With a burn barrel you don't need a big pile. It concentrates the heat.
So epsom salts definitely rots wood fast. He also kept it wet by covering with a poly sheet after treatment. That way it didn't dry out over some hot dry spells we get every summer.
In my part of the country, it takes about 35-40 years for an oak stump to rot away. Much more for hedge.Ten years ago I cut down some 20-inch dia Live Oak trees to get them away from my runway. I cut them about 3” above ground. Those stumps are today in exactly the same shape as the day I cut them. They may still be there when the pyramids are dust.
They don’t bother me, but I am surprised they haven’t displayed at least SOME type of rot.
Yep… There’s a Reason since the 18th Century U.S. Army specified that gun-carriage, limber, and freight wagon wheels and spokes be made of oak.In my part of the country, it takes about 35-40 years for an oak stump to rot away. Much more for hedge.
Burnt three more black locust trees/stumps yesterday. By this evening there will be nothing but ash.
One more cedar pile ready and one or two more locust piles to cut/stack.