Video: How to Kill a Tree Stump - Bob Vila

Video: How to Kill a Tree Stump

If a stubborn tree stump is causing you problems in the yard, reach for this trusty bathroom staple.



Removing a tree from your yard is never pleasant. These leafy giants are part of our home and when one is mortally damaged in a storm or succumbs to disease, as trees sometimes do, the only responsible thing to do might be to cut it down—painful as the prospect may be.

Whether you choose to hire a pro or remove the tree yourself, you’ll be left with an unsightly tree stump. Trees are stubborn plants so even after you fell it, those deep roots will keep sending up shoots through the tree stump. To stop the tree from growing, consider this simple do-it-yourself project, which can be completed in minutes.