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How to Dig Up Palm Stumps

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Small Mexican Fan Palm sprouts being removed

First cut tree or leftover stump flush with ground. Some people prefer to leave a length of trunk to use as leverage to help pry up the root ball, but it was not applicable in this situation.

Clearing area around palm stumps for removal

Clear area of debris and expose the soil around the stump.

Excavating and undermining small palm stumps

Dig a trench along side of the stump deeper than the main rootball depth

Undercutting and removing small palm stumps

Using a pick and axe, chop smalle roots and pry up the main root ball.

Regrading area after palm stump removal

Finally, close up the hole and clean up the work by areta.


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