So, now that I've decided not to get chickens for now (Thanks everyone for all of the advice). What do I do with a tree where my pole barn needs to go? I'm going to build the pole barn and then put in a concrete floor at some point, but there is a tree right in the middle of what will be the building. It is a pine tree, if that matters. I've been told that I can't cut it and grind the stump as the concrete floor will sink if I pour over the soft spot, even with rebar, etc.. Is my only option to dig the stump out with a mini excavator? One of the pole barn companies told me not to do that either, they said the only option was for them to bring in a bulldozer and push it over.
It is about 12" in diameter and 85 feet tall.
Im really just concerned with the future potential of the floor and whatnot around this lumbering pine tree.