An unsightly tree stump can cause more issues than just hassle during mowing. Rotting tree stumps can be hosts for pests like termites, ants, and wasps that can damage your property and even cause medical issues for your loved ones and pets. Many people try to save money by removing the stump themselves through methods like burning, digging, or chemical stump removers.
Let’s be honest, you can probably dig out that stump on your own if you have the time, the tools, and the strength. Do you want to? Tree stumps are notorious for being bigger underground than people originally think, and digging out even a small stump can take hours of frankly back-breaking work. Unless you have a particularly hardworking teenager to do the work for you in exchange for their rent-free life, it’s probably not worth the effort to dig out the stump yourself.
You could use chemical stump removers, but even the most efficient chemicals on the market do not break down wood quickly - they simply speed up an already long decomposition process. This means that while you might be halving your stump decomposition time, it could still take years for the eyesore in your yard to go away.
Finally, some people like to forego professional stump removal by burning out their tree stump. You could certainly do this, but there are a few things to remember: the first is that when you burn wood you are left with charcoal, which you will then have to remove from the ground. Charcoal is pretty messy. The second is that in addition to having to utilize safe burning practices (you’d hate to start a wildfire because you wanted to burn out your tree stump, right?), it’s actually pretty difficult to get a fire to light in a hole in the ground due to a lack of oxygen. Most people find that they smother their fires before they even get them really going.
If you don’t want to go through with the above do-it-yourself stump removal options, our professional arborists can make the process fast and simple for you. In addition to complete removal, we also offer top of the line stump grinding. Our stump grinder allows us to get your tree stump flush with the ground so that you can mow right over it! This is an excellent choice for larger stumps.
Give us a call today to get a free quote on our stump removal options and see how we can save you time and money today!