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Angie's List: Removing Tree Stumps

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If you've ever lost a tree because of Emerald Ash Borer disease or some other issue, then you know what a big job it is to get that tree cut down and removed.  And that's only part of the job.

Angie's List says removing a dead tree, including the stump, requires a lot of equipment and knowledge.  John Nowoseilski is an arborist.  He says, removing trees and stumps can be dangerous and he says you have to be very careful before trying it on your own.

You can expect to pay $150 to $200 for an 18-inch diameter stump.  Larger stumps cost more.  You should also ask the person you hire about whether they carry liability insurance so you're covered if something goes wrong.

Once the stump is gone, you can plant another tree nearby, but not on the same spot.  If you want to grow grass over the area, Angie says cover the spot with a couple of inches of topsoil and lay seed.  In six to eight weeks, no one will ever know the tree was there.

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