Tree stump removal can be difficult even for the most experienced gardeners. To remove a tree or stump from your land manually is very time consuming and laborious work that requires heavy-duty equipment such as excavators, chainsaws and chippers to complete successfully.
There are many reasons why you may want to have a tree stump removed. Perhaps the tree was cut down, or perhaps it died of natural causes. Either way, if you have a stump of more than 6 inches in diameter leftover from pruning, removal is usually necessary. The only exception would be if it’s an ornamental tree or one that provides shade if you live in an area where there are few trees.
The actual process of removing a tree stump will vary depending on the type of tree and whether or not its roots go under your property line. If they do, getting rid of the stump can become quite complicated and potentially costly, since digging can damage underground utilities such as gas lines and sewer pipes. Before removing the tree stump yourself, make sure you know what’s legally required to dispose of the tree. If it is on your property or your neighbour’s, you can usually just get rid of it however you want.
To save yourself this hassle, it’s advisable to hire a specialist who will do the job correctly the first time around, leaving your garden looking fabulous. Hiring a professional service is very important as these remaining roots may grow again and cause further problems for you later down the road, so don’t take the risk and hire some professional to take care of it for you.
If the roots are not under your property line, then there are a few ways that you can remove the stump yourself. The method that is simplest and safest for people who have little experience working with power tools is called “grinding”.
This process involves using an electric grinder with a diamond tip blade. It works by grinding down into the top of the root system which eventually cuts through under the stump so that removal becomes simple. A chisel attachment may also be used to cut deeper into stubborn stumps to make sure that they are properly removed.
If you don’t want to use a grinder, one method is to use a shovel and mattock to dig out the outer edge of the stump until you can pull it out with your hands. When using this method, make sure you wear protective clothing such as gloves and goggles because pieces of the tree stump will fly off as it’s being dug up, which increases the chances of injury.
After removing the tree stump from your yard, be sure to dispose of it according to your municipality’s guidelines for yard waste removal. This ensures that all possible contaminants are removed from the environment and reduces the chance that animals or insects will begin nesting in your yard.
If you live in an area where landfills are not common, you may want to find a compost site where you can take the stump. Some companies specialize in taking away yard waste and will often come to your home at no charge as long as there is a minimum amount of material to remove.
How much does tree stump removal cost?
The price of our tree stump removal varies depending on the type of job required and how many stumps are to be removed. For example, if the tree stump removal is not too far down into the ground and only requires a small excavator it will cost less than if there are multiple stumps or large stumps that require heavy-duty machineries such as chainsaws and chippers. The price also depends on how many trees need to be removed- the more trees you want us to remove, the cheaper it will be per tree.
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