4×4 Dodge Ram Tries To Pull Down Stubborn Tree

Cutting down a tree isn’t hard.  However, getting it to land without damaging people and property can be tricky.  Once the tree is down, there’s still the issue left of the stump.  A living, breathing tree that’s reached maturity usually has a very integrated root system that doesn’t up and leave because the trunk is gone.

We live in the modern age – right?  So, we have high powered trucks, farm equipment, explosives and chainsaws all at our disposal.  So, what do you do with the stump? Enter a 4×4 Dodge Ram 3500 truck. Seems like a natural solution to any problem – right? Since the advent of explosives and blackpowder, man has inevitably been employing them in the age old quest to get that stump out. However, there’s a lot that can go wrong. With blackpowder, there’s a good chance you’ll either fail to do any significant damage or worse – make more work for yourself later on. And with dynamite, there’s a really good chance that you can send a spray of high velocity shrapnel going in all directions.

The bottom line is: explosives are only as good as the people employing them. There’s countless vids which illustrate how to bore holes into the trunk to make full use of that explosive outward force. Even more intelligently (and with less chance of harming yourself or others) is using fire to burn down deep inside the trunk’s root system.

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Surprisingly, this plan only requires a leaf blower and a chainsaw. Seems a bit easier than using a half stick of dynamite, no? And of course, there’s always the high-tech, expe