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Question: 762-2312
We cut down a walnut this year. We also have a chestnut stump. What can I use to accelerate the rotting process? Rudy, Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
Any acid will do. Vinegar is a weaker acid than sulphuric or hydrochloric. Drill holes on the surface that go down six inches. Pour the acid into the holes. Be very careful handling stronger acids. Use gloves and be sure not to get them on your clothes. More expensive systemic herbicides could do the job in the holes.

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