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    When clearing right-of-way we hand chopped stumps quite a bit. Not that big, though. Up to 3 - 4 inches. Only species that re-sprout. Which is most around here. After 6 years of swinging a blade we got damn good at it. The method solved the problems of the stumps suckering back, and then having to deal with them again years later.

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    I chop out a few every now and again instead of coming back with the stumper but still bill it as a stump removal at grinder prices.

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    I wouldn't do it any other way (to the above post )

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    New shovel,new gloves,new saw,new chain and new tractor.

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    He was mean to the new pull chain as well ...

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    Wasn't in the script, I guess.

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    more money than brains i would say, we got one of these guys were i live. lots of money can afford to hire and does at times, but he has that need to flex his "man" muscle, well last month he dropped a small alder on himself breaking 3 ribs.
    I don't always do firewood, but when I do I charge my customers accordingly.

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    Painful.

    The original video and the ribs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gf beranek View Post
    When clearing right-of-way we hand chopped stumps quite a bit. Not that big, though. Up to 3 - 4 inches. Only species that re-sprout. Which is most around here. After 6 years of swinging a blade we got damn good at it. The method solved the problems of the stumps suckering back, and then having to deal with them again years later.
    I remember years ago reading about that from you Jer and it made great sense. I've been doing it that way ever since when not grinding...though not on every tree That must have been a ton of work for you guys to do year in and year out throughout the right-of-ways.

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