I'm new to this group and new to home ownership. We are buying a fixer-upper in Tempe, that have been neglected, inside and out, for some time. We are doing the yard work ourselves. There are two trees that pose a danger that must be removed, a very large mesquite and an elderly, ailing grapefruit. We've cut down the large overgrown bougainvilleas that were blocking the front door.
Our question: what to do with the "green waste"? It seems wrong to take it all to the landfill, are there other options?
2nd question: how to safely/responsibly remove a stump when they are far too big to dig out? We are hoping to regrow the mesquite, but we would like to plant different trees where the grapefruit now is. We want to put a herb planter where the bougainvillas were.