2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He Burns Oil To Get Rid Of Tree Stumps
Because water is heavier than oil, rain would force the oil out so I put a bucket over the stump. After the oil has soaked in for a couple weeks, I light it and the stump burns itself into the ground. If you want to speed up the process you can use diesel fuel or gasoline.
Here’s another idea. When splitting wood, I keep an axe or long-handled hatchet next to me for picking up pieces of wood on the ground. Works good and saves bending over. (John Youngblood, Green Isle, Minn.)
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