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Removing stumps on a slope

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I have several leylandii stumps in the garden from some recent fells. They are on the edge of a slope, flat at the top and steep slope below. I want them out to put a retaining wall/bed there. Could I stump grind them or is the slope an issue? If I can’t, any advice on how to get them out?

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11 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Why can’t you grind them from the flat bit?

That’s what I was wondering, do you think I could get low enough on the slopes side if I grind from the top? I have exposed a little more of the roots to try and show the slope a little better.

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If you start deep and go through it methodically it should be ok.

Just don’t be greedy with the grinder, otherwise it could disappear down the slope!

What grinder you using?

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Most pro grinders will get aprox 16- 18inch deep from flat ground. You can always “dig it in” if you need to get a little deeper.

If your going to be building a retaining wall, a digger with a root hook might be easier if you have access for a sensible size machine as it can reach down the slope with out disappearing down it ? and you can make use of it for the wall footings and back fill.

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Or if your planning on  using timber sleeper for the raised bed just cut the stumps lower to the ground and level and use that as a base for them to sit on aswell as upright supports .chances are it would all be hidden and no one would ever know 

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