What You Need to Know About Stump Removal
There are many reasons why you may need to resort to tree removal, including getting rid of dead, diseased or decaying trees which are dangerous as they can topple over and cause damage to both humans and property. However, removing a tree is not always a straightforward process.
Tree roots extend deep into the ground, making the removal process difficult if you lack the required experience and skills. When a tree stump is not removed, it will decay and become a habitat for insects such as termites. Tree fungi can also spread and infect the healthy surrounding trees.
Fortunately, there’s no need to worry about tree stumps, as professionals can be hired to remove them quickly and with ease, using a broad range of specialized equipment.
Importance of Hiring a Stump Removal Expert
Whenever you need to remove a tree stump from your property, it’s always advised that you contact an experienced and qualified stump removal professional. Attempting tree stump removal on your own can be very dangerous, as you are not able to accurately determine the best approach to remove the entire tree stump. Accidents that have caused harm to humans or damaged property have been known to happen when tree stump removal has been attempted by a non-professional.
Hiring a professional means that they will deploy their highly skilled and trained staff to your property, ensuring that everything proceeds as smoothly as possible. Additionally, removal experts have the correct tools and equipment to quickly, safely and efficiently remove a tree stump from your property, regardless of their structure and size.
Tree Stump Removal Methods
Various approaches are used by tree stump removal professionals to make sure that stumps are safely and entirely removed from your property. The technique they use depends on the type and state of the stump. Before professional stump removal, we always recommend you ask questions, and get briefed on how they intend to remove the stump.
So you can have an idea of what happens during the tree stump removal process, we describe two of the most common tree stump removal methods used by professionals:
● Stump Grinding
Stump grinding is the easiest and most common method of stump removal. With stump grinding, experts use a stump grinder machine, that has metal able to cut deep into the wood and grind it into tiny particles. This method is the best choice for harder woods such as oak, but it can also be used for softer woods.
Homeowners can rent a stump grinder at their local tool rental stores, but this machine is dangerous and is best left to the professionals. An accident can happen with any power tool, and this tool can remove a limb in seconds, so we don’t recommend stump grinding as a DIY approach.
● Backhoe Method
This process is more expensive and uses a backhoe to dig the stump from the ground. Professionals use the backhoe method when the roots of the tree are deep into the ground. This technique is also ideal in situations where the surrounding area is going to be used for new plants, or for extensive and new yards, as backhoes are big machines which can easily damage a lawn.