New orchard - stump clearing

I just cleared 3 acres on the Mass/NH border and faced a similar decision (removing the stumps). I decided to dig around the stumps and cut them to ground level…(buy a few blades if u do this). A few reasons: 1) Removing stumps is major surgery and you’ll need to fill in the holes that are created. 2) Need to figure out something to do with the stumps that are removed. 3) Its expensive.

We planted a 34 fruit trees + bushes + nitrogen fixing plants (permaculture). And about 2.5 acres of pasture…with so much rain most of the pasture grasses have EXPLODED.

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