Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (
Sun, 04 Jun 2000 13:18:01 -0500

Nope, no well, this was all second growth forest up until about 30 years ago
when they started clearing for houses. It was a nasty habit of some builders
back then to just bury the stumps and logs and now we're suffering for it.

George wrote:
> In a message dated 6/3/00 10:33:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << Now I've got to dump some dirt in a hole that
>  is appearing in the front yard. Probing with my 6 foot steel rod tells me
> that
>  the builder buried a tree stump 26 years ago and it has finally rotted and
>  collapsed. Has already taken 4 40 lb bags of dirt and will probably take 4
> or 5
>  more to fill completely. >>
> George, sure you don't have  the site of an old  dug well? We have one that
> we had filled with dirt 20 or so years ago, that hole keeps on sinking. we
> have to keep adding dirt each year. Sinks in a foot or more. Same with one
> not far from our home. This one is in the driving lane of a main road to
> town. It was filled and then covered over  with asphalt when the road was
> built, runnning through  where a farmhouse etc, once stood. Each year now for
> many years the asphalt  has to be patched in that spot, and I would assume
> dirt or something added first to fill the hole.
> Marie