Got Stumps? 4 Ways To Get Rid Of A Tree Stump
Most homeowners think cutting down a damaged or diseased tree that is leaning precariously on their property is the hard part. Wrong. If you've been through it, you know the hard part is getting rid of the stump left in the middle of your yard. Here's what you can do, from using a pick-up truck to a chainsaw stump cutter.
1. Small stump
If you have a small tree stump, a pull-up truck, and a lot of nerve, you could remove the stump by merely yanking it out of the ground. To do this, you will need to dig around the stump, exposing the roots. Then, wrap the chain around the stump and attach it to the truck's hitch. With enough horsepower, the stump should easily pop out of the ground. Be sure to have everyone stand clear, just to be safe.
2. Medium stump
If yanking the stump out is not a viable option, you could try burning it. You'll need a burning barrel with two open ends to fit directly over the stump. Clear the area around the stump and start a fire inside. The stump will slowly burn off. It is essential to keep a close eye on it. When done, there should be a charred hole where the stump used to be that you can fill with dirt.
It is important to note that some parts of the country have burn bans to protect the surrounding area and prevent forest fires. Always call your local officials before trying this method.
3. Large stump
If the stump is too big to pull or burn, a chainsaw stump cutter is the solution you need. Most professional tree trimming companies have access to one and can quickly grind the stump into small chips, which can be used as mulching material or removed, depending on your preference. Understand that this is not a DIY project. Stump grinding is a job best left to professionals.
4. Ridiculously huge stump
If you have a massive stump and you don't want to hire a professional with an extra-large chain saw stump grinder, you can give up. Embrace the stump and make it a garden feature. Give it a name. Place a pot of flowers on top and pretend like it blends in. (Seriously, though. Hire someone with a chainsaw stump cutter.)
Removing a tree stump can be complicated, but with the right equipment, like a chainsaw stump cutter, it is possible. Choose whichever method is practical for your stump and within your budget, and you'll soon have a stump-free garden to enjoy.
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