There are many ways of killing a tree; this is a common phrase that is often used to refer to the different ways that you can achieve the same purpose. When it comes to tree stump removal, there are 5 basic ways that you can achieve the same result. Once a tree is removed the remainder of the tree, which is often known as the stump will typically die off. Removing the tree stump is no mean task as you may soon find out. It is a process that will require skill and a lot of critical thinking to complete. In this article, I am going to look at some of the ways in which you can go through the process of stump removal.
Chemical Tree Stump Removal
The first process that we will look into is chemical removal of tree stumps. It is important to note that chemical removal of tree stumps is only available if the stump was cut more than a year ago. In most cases, you will be advised to use acids in removing the remaining part of the stump. However, you can also use most of the chemical products available at home garden centers. The idea is to get something that will accelerate the rate at which the stump will rot. For instance, most of the fertilizers that are used in the garden have nitrogen in them. Nitrogen feeds the fungi that help in the rotting process. As such, fertilizers that are high in nitrogen can be very helpful in this case. The chemicals often make the stump soft and mulchy, at this point, it can be easily removed with an axe.
Mechanical Removal with a Tree Stump Grinder
The second method that we are going to look into is the mechanical method of tree stump removal carried out by an arborist or tree removal expert. The mechanical method involves the use of the tree stump grinder. The tree stump grinder has a toothed circular cutting blade that eats at or chops away the stump into small chips. When using the grinder, you should ensure that the surface is free from and stones or other debris from the stump and the surrounding area. After that, remove most of the stump using a saw ensuring that the stump is as close to the ground as possible. Finally you can then work the grinder from side to side, on the remaining part of the stump ensuring that the remaining part of the stump is completely cut to size.
These are just some of the methods that are typically used in the removal of the tree stumps. It is important to note at this point that some of these methods will be more effective in some cases as compared to others. As such, when determining what method to use, it is necessary that you identify all the factors coming into play. In this way, you can then make the correct decision. Of particular importance is the safety of those around you and your safety while this process is on going. As such, take extra precautions to this regard.