After a tree removal – either because the tree died, got sick, or was threatening a nearby structure – the leftover stump can continue to take up space in your backyard. As all organic matter, the stump will eventually degrade and disappear on its own, although this can take decades.


If you were hoping to plant a new tree or build anything else in that space, then a quicker solution will be needed. One of the following 5 methods can help, depending on the local legislation and the size of the stump.

  1. Burning The Stump

A quick method of stump removal, building a bonfire on top of the stump will also create the opportunity for a fun family barbecue. However, this should not be attempted in areas with legal restrictions on open fires. Keeping an extinguisher around during the process is not optional.

  1. Digging It Out

This is one of the most classic methods to get rid of a tree stump, although it only counts as a truly easy method if the stump is small enough. The best way to approach this is by loosening the ground around the stump first, and then chopping off the roots before attempting to remove anything.

  1. Using a Mechanical Grinder

A mechanical tree stump grinder offers the possibility to get rid of a stump in less than a day. This method, however, requires the use of a lot of equipment and strict safety measures: in addition to renting the grinder itself, you will need a full set of safety gear, including steel-toed boots, as well as a chain saw. Most tree service providers allow you to hire the equipment and manpower to handle this delicate task.

  1. Chemical Removal

This method involves digging holes into the top of the stump and filling them with one a chemical designed to speed up the stump’s degradation process. However, these chemicals can damage nearby plants and pets, so this method is best approached under the supervision of a tree care expert.

  1. Hiring The Full Deal

Nowadays, most tree service companies will include the stump as part of a comprehensive tree removal solution. This is often the safest bet for those who have children or pets who may be put at risk by heavy machinery or strong chemicals, as the entire process can be quickly handled and supervised by professionals.

Choosing the best way to get rid of an old tree’s stump will have to take into account the area and the presence of any pets or small children. The tree care professionals at Nevada Tree Service will provide you with a free estimate and a thorough assessment.


Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Trees are beautiful landscaping for homes, but they can occasionally offer problems that need to be solved by a tree service in Las Vegas. When their branches hang over your house, you risk having them fall and cause extensive damage. Storms can coax limbs from trees, and storms with high winds can send those limbs crashing into homes.


Las Vegas Tree Service

A Las Vegas Tree Service can do several things to help you with your trees

Nevada Tree Service specializes in trees, so they are skilled at all aspects of tree care in Las Vegas:

  • Trees need room to grow, so sometimes you need to thin out a forested area, and tree removal in Las Vegas is one of their specialties. They can remove trees form the midst of a forest without harming the trees around them.
  • Dead or damaged trees also present a problem that requires expert tree removal.
  • Trees often need to be trimmed when they grow too close to your home and cause mold, when they obscure areas, and when they outgrow the area in which they are planted.
  • Tree roots also have a bad habit of growing into sewer lines and the trees to which they are attached need to be removed.
  • Storms also often leave a pile of dead limbs lying around, and most people do not have the equipment to deal with cutting up or grinding up the wood.
  • While Mother Nature is great about fertilizing in a forest, but sometimes when trees are planted by themselves, they lack the proper nutrients to flourish. Tree care and maintenance is a special part of the tree service in Las Vegas.

Trees offer us oxygen, beauty, and shade from the hot summer sun. Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson told us that one acorn holds the potential creation of a thousand forests. Nevada Tree Service wants to help you take care of your trees, so call us today.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700