I have been using this rotting maple stump as a flower pot holder for years. I knew that it wouldn't be up to the task this year, so I thought I would help it along this afternoon.
I tried to use only my left arm to do the demolition as I am still nursing my broken right wrist. I was mostly successful... As a bonus, I got lots of great mulch from the center of the tree;-) And, surprise, surprise, I didn't get bitten by any swarm of ants. I always have to be careful when working around this stump as there has been a nest of carpenter ants in it for years. They take great strides to protect their nest from intruders like me!