There was once a tree in our garden, but when we moved into the house, all that was left was a stump. Although the stump was only a little over a foot high, all around the base the tree carried on sprouting. So we decided it was time to get rid of it.
I work part-time for a tree surgeon and so asked if Jay and I could borrow his stump grinder for the afternoon. Thankfully Jay knew what he was doing with the machine as I would not have a clue, and a couple of hours later all that was left of the stump was a pile of mulch.