In preparing for the garden, one of the things that needed to be done, was to remove a stump from our site. Tom Bare graciously volunteered. Here is his account of the project.
I was able to dig out the offending tree stump (a white pine about 7-8 inches in diameter) at the garden site and I have attached some pictures to document the deed. It always is interesting to dig out a stump to see the root structure. This stump had two large roots snaking around half of the trunk area perhaps indicating that strangulation contributed to its demise. Also, the thick wire basket from the original balled and bur lapped tree was still intact and was difficult to remove. If you look closely at the stump, you can see the wire sticking out from the stump.
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