Re: Stump removal, replanting
I have to disagree with you. I have cut many trees and you never use a chainsaw in a pit. It is to dangerous and you have no room for error. Almost all the cutting would have to be done at the end of the bar which seriously limits control. And I believe should never be recommended.
Using a pickup truck to pull a stump is also extremely dangerous for several reasons. To much strain on a cable or chain can cause it to fail with disastrous results including uncontrolled projectiles or a cable whip that can cut a person in half. If the chain or cable breaks and doesn't do damage the truck is in high rev and if it cuts loose the jolt or slow reaction can cause you to careen out of control.
Although a stump remover is a dangerous piece of equipment it is still the safest form of stump removal for an amateur with proper instructions..Best course would be to hire professionals that know what they are doing. If the oak was diseased it is warranted to have other oak tress on the property checked and do not plant another oak in the same or near location.
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