No Sweat Tree Stump Removal

When a tress is cut, the remaining portion that is left on the ground consists of its trunk, and the root is called the tree stump. Tree stumps can be removed or not. However, most homeowners prefer tree stumps to be removed for many reasons. One is to protect their home from tree roots that could damage the pipes and sewage lines. Tree trumps are also homes of pests like termites and beetles. And once your stumps are already infected, it could spread to your healthy trees and plants. Tree stumps are dangerous too when you have kids, especially when they play outside. Running kids may trip over to the tree roots or stump. Is it difficult to remove tree stumps? It is no sweat.   

You can start getting rid of stumps by cutting it as much as possible. Then with the use of a one-inch spade bit with a spade bit extension, drill at least 12 inches deep around the perimeter of the stump, three to four inches away from the edge.   

Next, choose what process you want to do. Tree stump removal can be done by using chemicals or grinder. If you have chosen to remove it by use of chemicals, you need to buy stump remover chemicals that are usually composed of powdered potassium nitrate or an organic one, the Epsom salt stump removal mix. Before you start the process, make sure that you already keep your kids and animals away because this can cause harm to them. Pour around 3 to 4 oz of stump removal chemicals inside the holes you drilled. Then fill it with water. The rotting process usually takes four to six weeks. Then, use an ax to break it, when the wood already rotten.   

The other method of stump removal needs a machine, a power stump grinder. The stump can be removed quickly compared to the other method. Stump grinders are usually available for rent. Stump grinders grind up the stumps and roots to a depth. You can do it yourself or you can hire someone to do the job for you. Before grinding, make sure you are wearing safety goggles, gloves, and earbuds. After grinding, shovel the grindings and remove the ground up the wood so that the ground will repair itself quicker. You can also fill the hole with loam or sawdust until it depresses.   

Lastly, get rid of the roots. The most recommended way to get rid of roots is the use of chemicals like kerosene or fuel oil because it is labor-free and all you need to do is to wait. In few weeks, the liquid has already penetrated completely in the roots. After that, you can burn it using matches or lighters. It will smolder in weeks, so we suggest you cover your stump in chicken wire to prevent unnecessary fire during the process. To finish it, use an ax and manually removed the remains and wait for the soil to heal.  

When you do these methods, always secure the vicinity first, especially your children and pets. You can do this no sweat methods by yourself or if you want a hassle-free stump removal do not hesitate to hire the professionals.    

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