We knew there was a stump out the back about where the new shed's verandah will go. Build-It Bloke discovered it when we put the rainwater irrigation lines in a couple of years ago.
However, having decided it needed to go to make way for the new shed, he was in for a bit more of a surprise.
We're pretty sure it was another Red Box. We know there was another of these not far down the block. It's hard to imagine how these two huge trees fitted within the space of our backyard.
After many hours battle, Build-It Bloke was victorious and the stump had been removed to a depth of about 1.3m, a huge crater around it required filling in and we'd scored quite a bit of firewood that will be brilliant in a year or two.