By Tim Bossie.
Tree stumps attract termites and make it a hassle to mow the lawn. Caustic soda acts as an herbicide to kill the tree and prevent the tree from sending out new shoots which helps speed up the. Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide, kills the remaining tree stump and the root system. Step 1 Use a chain saw or handsaw to slice a V-shaped notch into one side of the tree by making one downward angled cut and one upward angled cut.
Make one level cut on the tree's opposite side, cutting toward the notch. Saltpeter, a powdered or granulated form of potassium nitrate, is equally effective when concentrated in water. Other forms of salt that are appropriate for tree stump removal include sodium.
Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide, is a chemical that can effectively kill tree stumps. White and odourless, it can be in solid and liquid forms. When around moisture, the chemical can burn or eat away at animal and vegetable matter, and even metals. It is an ingredient in several stump killers but also is effective when applied singularly. Sodium hydroxide stump removal Soda (sodium hydroxide) solution will kill a tree stump. This product can be found at any hardware/paint shop.
Make a solution of 1 part Caustic Soda and 2 parts water, and pour the solution over the tree stump. You might have to apply the solution 3 or 4 times before the stump is completely bushfalling.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. reed tree removal