Unsightly tree stumps can be pesky and inconvenient yard ornaments, and doing the work to remove them may seem daunting. Whether you do the work yourself or rely on a specialist in tree removal, there are solutions for getting rid of these nuisances.
Here are four ways to remove tree stumps from your yard.
- Grinding: Rent a stump grinder from a local retailer or hire a professional who specialize
s in tree removal to get the job done. The machine works to grind the surface of tree stumps, all the way to the roots.
- Burning: This method may seem like the simplest, since you avoid throwing chemicals on the stump and you can save strain on your back. First, contact the local fire department to make sure there are no restrictions for open fires in your area. After you have the go-ahead, lay cut wood on top of the stump and surround it with more wood. Let the fire burn for several hours, then clean out the ash and replace with sawdust.
- Digging: Using a shovel, dig around the stump to expose the roots as much as possible. Use a root saw to chop the roots into pieces and pull out what you are able with a grub hoe. When all the roots are removed, pull up the stump, using a shovel if necessary. Fill the hole with sawdust, adding to it as the material sinks down.
- Chemicals: Special chemicals, which can be secured through retailers who are knowledgeable about tree removal, are designed to break up stumps and make them easier to remove. Drill a series of holes on the top surface of the stump, spacing them evenly.Apply the chemical remover, being sure to keep kids and pets away from the area. It may take several weeks for tree stumps to soften and begin to rot, and after this time can be chopped with a shovel or ax.
Whatever method you decide on, be sure to practice safety first. Wear proper eye wear, protective gloves, and keep the area safe from kids. When in doubt, contact a trusted and professional company like Nevada Tree to handle the job.
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