Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DAB A good tool, not a complete answer
Used many bottles of this stuff on different size stumps and wood. After some experimentation found an approach that works for me. Drill the holes as instructed, usually not able to get down 10 inches, maybe its my drill. fill the holes with the stump out and let sit for the 4-6 weeks. Then take an ax to the stump, it is much softer and breaks apart much easier then with out the stump out. An alternative to the kerosene, cheaper than renting a grinder and get a good work out.
June 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Vince Used 3 times, made no difference
I drilled about 12 holes in a 14"-diameter tree stump that was cut down almost 2 years earlier, and filled the holes with Bonide stump-out. I repeated the process twice more, over the course of several months, but the tree stump is still rock hard. Would not recommend.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PSYS SO FAR.... SO GOOD!
This is the kind of product where a little common sense comes in play. If you think you're going to drill some holes in an oak tree stump from a tree that's several hundred years old, freshly cut down and with a stump nearly two feet in diameter.... you should probably look into a stump grinder.
On the other hand, my wife and I cut down the 30' Birch Tree in our front yard that was much too close to the home we just purchased. The two stumps coming off the main portion of the tree were approx. 18" in diameter. I purchased two bottles of this product, followed the instructions and also drilled a few more holes using a Dewalt hammer drill for good measure.
I do notice the composition of the stump beginning to break down after approx. 4 weeks. Is the stump completely gone? ...of course not and I wouldn't expect it to be either. I'm going to wait another two weeks as suggested and then coat the stump with kerosene where it should burn more rapidly had I not purchased this product.
Again... if you think you're going to sprinkle this on a large tree stump and expect to see the stump magically disappear before your eyes, perhaps this isn't the product for you.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Works well
I used this product the way I thought it should be used, my stump of the large size is mulch now.
Drill holes at different lengths and add product and a little water, your stump will be mulch in a couple of months.
You can't just sprinkle like salt and expect it to work.
August 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Braggi Does the job, Kills the stump.
I'd say the product works according to the rules of nature. I used it on a big oak stump. Was only able to drill about 7" deep, but it still killed the stump immediately. No new shoots are coming off it. It's been over a month but I don't expect to see any real decomposition until a year or more goes by. The single star rater who called the produce an "epic fail" was expecting something completely unrealistic. His stump will decompose, it just takes time. If the stump is still alive, it won't decompose at all. I'm happy and I'll recommend the product and use it again on a big privet stump about 18" across. That one I expect to see decompose very rapidly because that's the nature of privet wood, but it will still take six months before I see any significant decay. Glad I'm not in a hurry. If I do nothing it will grow right back.
September 18, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SimpsonPhan Stump Out
We used this product in the fall but the root is still very much there. We are again using it this spring in the hopes of this second application working better.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GWToys Follow Directions and be satisfied
This product is easy to use and works well with the wider parts of stumps. I did have to modify the application process with stumps measuring =< 2" in diameter. I have had no new growth in the treated areas and I am waiting to drop the coals for the final phase.
May 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BlackWidow Epic Fail
I used this product exactly to manufacturers instructions. The stump was about 10inches in diameter (I figured that was "average"). After the 6 weeks only about 4" of the top part of the stump became dry and porous enough to burn.
October 8, 2011