Tree Stump Removal Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves.
I grew up in an old Victorian home, surrounded by these "snowball" bushes. Even when they are not flowering, the bushes were a lovely green accent up against the house. I love old gardens - our yard was full of day lilies, peonies, irises, mums and wild roses.