Stump Grinding & CleanupKing George, VAHave a stump on your property that is a safety hazard and an eyesore? Grinding a stump is the safest and most effective method of removal, and it causes the least amount of damage to your property. A reciprocating saw is a mechanical saw that pushes and pulls the blade back and forth. The saws use blades rated for cutting through wood and even nails, so they are sturdy enough to cut roots.
You can use a reciprocating saw to slice through roots if you are trying to dig out an old tree or shrub. Jun 08, George says. April 18, at pm a reciprocating saw will cut all the roots and save loads of time too. once you have dug the trench to the roots, use the reciprocating saw to cut the roots and push on the trunk until you have cut all the roots off.
cheers If you cut some of those roots the stump comes out much easier. You could Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Aug 10, posted Aug-7, pm AEST. I've used a reciprocating saw with a shortish blade not more than mm AND a sharpened Crowbar. You need to clear out soil first then whatever roots you can't cut driving in the crowbar, cut with the saw.
The difficult roots are those that go down vertically under the root ball.
Sep 16, Cut stump herbicide treatment is a simple way to control woody invasive plants. An herbicide solution is applied directly to the stump top immediately after cutting down the plant. The herbicide kills the stump and prevents new growth that would normally occur after cutting alone.