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Dec 09, Step-by-Step Guide to Using Epsom Salt to Kill a Tree Stump. There are two ways you can use Epsom salt to kill a tree stump, and which one you use will largely depend on whether you have a drill and are able to operate one. Drilling Method.
1. Using a 1-inch drill bit, drill several holes into the stump, leaving a few inches between each takedownstump.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
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Jun 13, Drill holes (several of them) about 2 inches deep into the top of the stump. Space the holes out across the stump - about an inch apart from each other and a few inches away from the edge. Pour Epsom salt until it fills the holes. Douse the stump with water, making sure the salt is moist but not too takedownstump.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.
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Killing Tree Stumps With Epsom Salt. To remove a stump from a tree with Epsom salt: Using a 1/2″ drill bit or similar size begin by drilling holes in the stumps starting three inches from the outer edge and working your way inside. NOTE: It is best if the stump is cut as close as possible to ground level. When homeowners attempt tree removal they often leave a bigger stump than when a tree removal Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.