Now that you have removed the dead or hazardous tree in your backyard, you think you can now sit, relax, and worry about nothing-- until you see the stump left in your yard. Tree stumps are a landscaping problem, and the first thing you want to do is to get rid of it as soon as you can. There are different methods to use for effective stump removal, but what would best suit your style and needs?
If you want a hassle-free approach, you can hire a professional tree care service to handle the stump, but this could cost you some cash. You can also do the job yourself and rent a stump grinder from a rental center, but it has disadvantages: the machine is heavy and dangerous for inexperienced users.
If the first method doesn't appeal to you, try the manual approach. This method requires removing the stump with your hand. Although it is cheap, it demands much labor, and you also need to figure out where to dump all the wood and debris the process produces. Many cities don't pick up stumps, so you better check before doing it yourself.
In this blog article, we will discuss the manual method of removing a stump, but we will highlight the chemical method, which is another easy and cost-effective approach. However, you need to manage your expectations because the chemical method does not give results in an instant.
Do you have a tree stump you want to eliminate? If you do and you choose to remove it using the manual method, you will need a shovel, a mattock, and an ax. Some homeowners have their preference when it comes to the tools they use probably because of their expertise using each one, so if you don't feel comfortable using the ones we mentioned earlier (or you don't have them), there are other tools you can use:
Now that you have your essential tools prepared, do these following steps:
What if you have stumps from large trees? In this case, manual removal is usually out of the picture. You may be tempted to wrap the stump with a chain and connect it to your four-wheel-drive truck, but if you don't know what you're doing, this can only damage your truck in the process.
As you can see, the manual method entails tiring tasks like digging, chopping, and sawing, which means it is not the approach fit for everyone. With that being said, we will now introduce you to a more straightforward approach to eliminate a tree stump.
The goal of this method is to speed up the rotting process of the stump. If you wait for nature to take its course, you will end up wrinkled and bored, that is why with the use of nitrogen and water, you will aid the natural rotting process of the stump. It is still a slow process but is much faster than nature.
Another Chemical Method: Burn It Out with Stump-Out
If you can't wait long for the stump to rot away, there is another cheap method you can use. The product "Stump-Out" is a stump removal agent used to break down the stump's wood fiber and making them porous. The wood then absorbs kerosene quickly and will burn once ignited. If your city allows this method, you can try to use this easy method.
If your tree stump is too large or difficult to utilize one of these DIY methods, please call Allentown Tree Service LLC for a free tree stump grinding quote.
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