Dealing With A Troublesome Tree Stump? Know How To Remove It

If you've recently cut down a tree on your property, chances are that there is an ugly tree stump left in its place. This can make you wonder about the best way to get rid of a tree stump. Here is what you should know about the various methods to get this job done.


One of the easiest methods for removing a stump is to use a stump grinder. This is a special tool that you can rent from your local home improvement store, and it has a sharp blade that you move back and forth to slowly grind away at the tree stump. You'll eventually get the tree stump beneath the ground level, which will allow you to cover up the stump and hide it. You don't necessarily have to remove the full stump when you use a stump grinder. 


Another option is to burn the tree stump with a controlled burn. This involves drilling holes into the tree that you pour a flammable liquid into and then setting the liquid on fire. The burning method works best for old tree stumps that are dried out and easy to burn. Just make sure that you know the rules in your city before you attempt to do this, since some do not allow it due to being a fire hazard. 


You always have the option to remove the stump the old fashioned way, which is getting out an axe and slowly removing sections of the stump with brute force. This is much easier said than done since it can be backbreaking labor and difficult for the average person to do themselves. That said, you can take your time getting the job done by slowly chipping away at the trunk every day. 


One tool that you won't be able to use is a tree trunk extraction tool. This is because it is a large machine that you should hire a professional to use. It is capable of digging into the ground with great force, gripping the stump, and pulling it out. 


You also have the option to let the stump biodegrade. However, you can speed up the process by putting chemicals on the stump. This doesn't necessarily mean that biodegrading a stump will be fast since it can still take months or years depending on the size of the stump. It is just a simple and labor-free way to deal with a stump. 

Contact a company like Coen & Sons Services Inc to learn more.