How to remove a tree stump

How to remove a tree stump

So you have just had a tree removal company remove a large tree from your property and you are now left with the remaining stump. This can cause problems with trip hazards, appearance and restrict you from planting other species for regeneration. This article will cover tree stump removal techniques and help you decide which one best suits your needs.

Stump Grinding

This is the most common method used in the Arboriculture industry and is surely the fastest way. Tree service companies will generally use a stump grinder for tree stump removal after they have cut down a tree on your property. This will usually be sold as an extra service as it takes for man hours and machine time. A stump grinding machine can generally remove a tree stump in 1-3 hours, depending on the size.


Eliminating Stumps

After a tree is cut, the stump is left at least 2″ high. To completely remove the remaining part, we grind it 2-4″ below the ground. The height depends on personal preference or the inability to grind lower because of objects blocking the area, such as large rocks, being close to a foundation or driveway, or gas lines and wires.

The internet is full of articles explaining the many techniques used in stump grinding. By visiting sites like wordpress, you will find everything else you need to know about tree stump removal techniques.

Other Tree Removal Considerations

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Avoid Future Problems

Branches are less likely to break off and cause damage to your property if they are trimmed on a regular basis. Pruning also ensures your trees are healthy and makes shrubs look nice.

Hazardous Trees

Removing a tree completely is sometimes your best option, depending on the location and which direction it’s leaning. We cut down small or big trees with cranes and state-of-the-art equipment to leave only the stump.

Tree Cabling for Structural Support

This structural support system is used to increase the integrity of a tree with multiple stems, and reduce the risk of danger from branches or trees falling. It is a less-expensive option than removal and allows you to keep your tree longer without worrying. Consult with one of our certified arborists on the best course of action.

Example: A tree in the front yard has 2 stems. 1 stem leans out towards the road and the other stem towards the house. A decision needs to be made on whether to remove the tree or keep it. Keeping the tree is a risk, because the lean is towards the house and the other towards the road. 1 option to help lower the risk of the tree falling is having 1 of our tree professionals install a cable between the 2 stems to stabilize the tree. This doesn’t guarantee the tree will not fall, but adds a safety measure.

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