Tree Stump Removal Services
Progressive Tree Service has professionals ready to quickly and completely remove stumps (stump removal) and stubborn roots (stump grinder). Although cutting down a tree may seem like a major project, it’s actually straightforward when compared with removing a pesky tree stump. Stump removal is a lot more involved, which is why many people have old stumps in their yards. Stump removal isn’t easy, but it is doable.
Reasons to Remove a Tree Stump:
Stumps Create Hazards
While some stumps may be raised to eye level, others may be cut down to become flesh with the soil and grass. In these instances, the stumps create instant tripping hazards and may become responsible for damages to lawn mowers and other lawn care equipment.
Tree Stumps Are Eye-Sores
An ideal yard has lush, green grass, and tall, sturdy trees. When thinking of your dream yard the last thing that comes to mind is a lonely old tree stump.
They Take Up Valuable Space
In addition to being eye-sore, tree stumps also take up residency in your yard. They also add more obstacles when it comes to your lawn maintenance, such as weeds and fungus growth.
Some stumps are easier to remove than others and therefore different techniques may be applied. For example, pine tree stumps tend to be easier to remove than stumps of deciduous trees. The roots of pine trees tend to be wide, flat and relatively shallow while deciduous tree stumps’ roots tend to be long and deep. Generally, the age and size of the tree are the best indicators of stump removal difficulty. For example, the older a stump is, the easier it is to remove while small stumps are also easier to remove than large ones.
Methods of Stump Removal:
Also called stump routing.
Our team uses industry standard stump grinding equipment to efficiently remove and grind your tree stump 3-6 inches below the ground level.
Stump grinding is done using large machines, up to 1000 lbs in weight. We prepare the area around the tree stump, and we cut it as close to the ground as possible. Only then we start grinding the stump.
Using a stump grinder is challenging and hazardous work, but it is the fastest and straightforward way to get rid of a stump. It is usually preferred by people that do not want to use chemicals.
Chemical Stump Removal
This method first requires that the stump is trimmed to be as small as possible. Once trimmed, several holes are drilled into the stump (about 10 to 12 inches deep) and the chemical stump remover is poured into the holes. After treatment, the stump will become soft and spongy, which will aid in the hatching and removal of the stump.
If you are not sure which is the best way to remove a tree stump, contact Progressive Tree Service and we will put together a free quote along with a detailed explanations about what we are going to do.
Do Roots Need To Be Removed After Stump Removal?
The big roots in your ground will rot in the ground after removing the stump. They generally do not have to be removed along with the stump if they do not pose a safety risk.
Tree Root Removal
In some cases, the tree roots need to be removed, for example when they pose a risk to pipes or landscape features such as patios. Another case is when the surface roots are elevated above the topsoil, they occupy space and pose a tripping hazard.
Can I Use Epsom Salt To Remove A Tree Stump?
The sulfur and mangnesium in epsom salt will draw out the water in the stump, when used in excess. The process takes much longer than grinding, but it works.
Tree stump removal done with epsom salt is slower and can take months to completion. It works by drying out the wood and requires manual labor and multiple applications, in some cases.
Between renting out equipment, manual labor and using chemicals on your yard, stump removal can be difficult and hazardous. Hiring an experience stump removal company is preferred by many people.