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ok fellas i think this may be a lost cause but i thought i'd ask anyway.

 

there is a large root of a pagoda tree that has some wonderful grain in it and it would be fantastic if the huge lump could be got out to be used for the timber.

 

what methods are there available?

 

my wide brim hat for scale.

 

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3 minutes ago, se7enthdevil said:

ok fellas i think this may be a lost cause but i thought i'd ask anyway.

 

there is a large root of a pagoda tree that has some wonderful grain in it and it would be fantastic if the huge lump could be got out to be used for the timber.

 

what methods are there available?

 

my wide brim hat for scale.

 

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Air spade with a Tirfor anchored on a suitable point and axe/mattock, or else, mini digger.

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'kin 'ell Steve.  That hat isn't small either.  

Leaving aside helpful suggestions re grinding or blowing the stump out 😊 digging by some means is the only option I'd say, whether done by hand over many Sunday mornings.

Is there a substantial tree nearby to anchor a winch onto? That would save a lot of the digging towards the end.

It's not a lost cause, that's for sure, but it's going to take some sweat and tears.

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2 minutes ago, The avantgardener said:

Air spade with a Tirfor anchored on a suitable point and axe/mattock, or else, mini digger.

👍  And a cheap felling axe for the big roots.

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Got to be digger job, if you get it out with tirfor you still got to move it and load it.

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don't know what a tirfor is so i'll look that up later.

 

there is no room for those tree spade things.

 

he is digging by hand at the moment and i think this will be the only way to go unless

some kind person with a big digger comes along to help tease it out.

 

here are photos from today.

 

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3 minutes ago, se7enthdevil said:

don't know what a tirfor is so i'll look that up later.

When you've seen what it is I have a couple you can borrow and a Hi lift jack to assist if you are mad enough to try it without machines.

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