If you are clearing parts of your property for landscaping upgrades, you may find tree stumps that require a professional tree service for removal. When you call the tree service, you will have several options to choose from regarding the methods used for the removal. If this is something new to you, here are a few options and what you need to consider about each one.
Burning Out the Stump
One of the options you have in tree stump removal is to have it burned out. This is a control burn that a tree service professional will oversee. The tree service will ignite the stump and then allow the stump to smoulder. The slow burn will burn the stump down to the ground and make it easier to break up the roots and allow the service technicians to clear the area. This will likely be an option that will take the longest amount of time when compared to other options. The time it takes to burn the stump out and remove it is based on several factors including the size of the stump. Your tree service will need to view the stump to give you an accurate estimate on the time a burn out removal will take.
Chemical removal is a harsher method a tree service may offer to remove stumps on your property. This removal option has several different steps to consider. The first is drilling. Holes will be drilled into the ground around the stump. Once the holes are in place, the tree service technicians will inject chemicals into the holes. The chemical will enter the roots of the tree stump and begin helping it to decompose faster. The decomposition varies based on size, much like with burning times for burning stump removal methods. This is not an option if you need the stump removed that day. Once the tree stump is broken down by the chemical, the tree service will return and remove the stump completely.
Stump grinding is the most common and popular method of tree stump removal. The tree service will use grinding tools to breakdown the stump and break it apart. Once the stump is broken apart and ground down to ground level, the remains will be dug up and removed. This is the ideal option if you want to put the tree stump to good use as mulch for landscape. There are no chemicals in your ground and the stump can be repurposed.
These are just three of the professional tree service options available to you for tree stump removal. If you are ready to move forward, contact a local tree service like Waratah Tree Services for pricing and scheduling details.
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