How To Remove Tree Stump in The Best Possible Way?
Are Tree Stumps A Problem?
Trees and tree stumps are part of the natural scenery, and one should learn to enjoy them as they are. However, there are times when it becomes necessary to cut a tree. Many people kill or cut a tree but leave the stump. Sometimes it is alright to let it be, but there are times when the tree stump can become a big nuisance!
My parents live in a beautiful house with many large trees all around. Unfortunately, a large number of trees were damaged in a severe storm. One tree fell on the side of the garage and just missed their car! They called professionals for removing the trees who quoted a big amount! So, my father decided to get only the trees removed by them. He then asked me to help him with the tree stumps, and both of us managed to get the tree stumps out, though it did take quite some time.
We spent a lot of time first reading and then asking people about the best ways to remove stumps. There were several options available, and we decided to try them on different tree stumps. This is the reason I can give you some pointers when it comes to tree stump removal. Read on to find how you can use a suitable way of removing tree stumps.
When to Remove A Tree Stump?
There is a saying “let sleeping dogs lie,” which suits tree stumps as well! There is no point in putting a lot of effort and money unless it is necessary to remove a tree stump. So, when should you take this step?
What Do You Need?
There are many ways you can remove a tree stump. Some trees are easy to remove, while some are not so easy. Mainly it depends on the type of tree. Pine trees have broad, flat, and shallow roots which are easy to remove. Deciduous trees have deep and strong roots, which are not very easy to remove. For different trees, you need different methods, and, for different methods, you need different things. We have listed some of these.
How Do You Select One Method?
There is more than one way to remove a tree stump, and you need to consider the following before deciding.
How To Remove Tree Stumps
When it came to the trees on my father’s farm, we were lucky to have a lot of time on our hands and could try different things. However, this is not the case always. It is better to prepare and plan and be sure of what you need to do. Here are a few of the options that may suit your needs.
This is the traditional way of removing a tree stump. This is what you need to do:
When you have a large number of stumps and not much time, then this is the best option. It is a powerful machine and quite expensive. You can hire one to do the job.
Burn The Stump
Some chemicals will kill or rot the stump and make it easy for you to remove it from the ground.
There are many other methods of rotting and killing the stump before removing it. You can use:
You may use any of these depending on your comfort level and level of contamination of surrounding areas. Once the stump is dead, you can remove it using any method of your preference.
What to Do With The Tree Stump?
Your choice of method will also depend on what you intend to do with the stump. Many people like to use stumps in innovative ways. You can use them as
There are so many ideas on the internet, and you can let your imagination soar. Many people can do a good enough job to even make a living out of it!
Disposing of a stump is not always easy.
Sometimes killing or cutting a tree is not as difficult as removing its stump! It is even more so when it is deeply embedded in the ground and spread wide. Deciding to get a stump out is only the first step. Next comes the critical act of choosing the right method. I have tried all these methods and even a few more because I had the time, and there were no worries about any other issues.
I know that you cannot spend so much time on removing a tree stump and don’t want to do a trial and error job! This is the reason I have shared all this information with you. I am sure that you will find it useful and helpful. If you get good results, then do share this information with friends and family facing a similar situation.
If you want to add to the information or have any suggestions for us, then do write to us. I will be happy to incorporate it. Feel free to clarify any doubts, and you can ask questions which we will be glad to answer. With the right information and the right tools removing a tree stump is as easy as a walk in the park!!