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 die, and start to decompose all by themselves. (link to similar stump-killing product)
JANE MAGNOLIA TREE: This is the tree outside my office. I thought it was a tulip tree, but it is not! It is a pink magnolia tree sometimes called a Jane Magnolia. It is absolutely lovely and thrives in our Texas climate.