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Photo: Damix (Shutterstock) Have you ever tried getting rid of an old tree stump only to be left, well, stumped ? (Sorry, sorry.) There’s no shortage of reasons to get rid of that pesky stump, whether you’re making way for new trees to grow, or you want to avoid trip hazards in your yard. Luckily, there’s also no shortage of solutions for you to get the job done. The best method to get rid of a tree stump depends on your timeline. Left alone, most stumps will take years to naturally rot and decompose. There are several home remedies that will accelerate that timeline to a few weeks or months. If you need to remove it immediately, there are more physical options to kill that stump for good. Below we detail a bunch of methods, so you can choose the right one for you and your stump. If you have time, try these home remedies Epsom salt This is a great solution if you’re seeking a slower, natural approach to getting rid of a tree stump. Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulfur, which are beneficial to plants but deadly in large quantities. The goal here is to overdose the stump with Epsom salt, which will suck the moisture out of it and accelerate its full decay (which, again, can take several years on its own). Grab a power drill and follow these steps to use Epsom salt to kill a tree stump: Drill several holes in the stump, each […]