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Best Ways to Remove Tree Stumps

Best Ways to Remove Tree Stumps

Tree stumps are unsightly and can be an inconvenient part of your yard.  Doing the work to remove tree stumps can be a lot of work, 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 several ways to remove tree stumps from your yard.


Grinding uses a machine that works to grind the surface of tree stumps, all the way to the roots.  Contact Taylor Tree Care for Tree Stump Removal or rent a stump grinder from a local equipment renter.  We have the specialists and the equipment to get the job done right.


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 on 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.


With a shovel, dig around the stump to expose the roots as much as possible. Use a root saw or ax to then chop the roots into pieces and pull out as much as possible.  When the bulk of the roots are removed, pull up the stump with the use of a shovel. Fill the hole with dirt or sawdust.


Special chemicals, which can be purchased from retail stores 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.and apply chemicals.  Be sure to keep children and animals 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 axe.

Safety First

Always remember that whatever method you decide, you should always practice safety first.  You should always use proper goggles or eye protection as well as gloves, and maintain a safe area from areas others. If you have any questions contact a trusted tree care professional like Taylor Tree Care.