Are you thinking to yourself “What am I going to do with these tree stumps in my yard?” Well, do not fret, call the experts of Clearview Tree and Land for a professional opinion.
There are several homeowners who use tree stumps as organic decorations, such as a base for a table/chair. Not everyone likes to keep a tree stump on their property, due to root intrusion, land leveling, or simply because it is not visually appealing. There are several methods used to remove tree stumps.
The 5 basic methods used for stump removal are:
1) Chemical stump removal: The first method of chemically removing a stump can become hazardous if children or animals are exposed to the area. There is a wide range of chemicals sold in home garden stores that can be used. The chemicals are used to influence and speed up the decomposition of a tree stumps.
2) Mechanical stump removal with a stump grinder: a machine that consists of toothed circular blades. These blades are used to grind and break up the stump into small pieces/ chips. It is usually removed in sections at a time, but in one session. All nearby objects should be removed prior to commencing the grinding.
3) Manual stump removal: It is suggested that you dig a trench around the perimeter of the stump to expose any roots and loosen the soil around the stump, with a pick ax. You must use an ax or circular saw, to cut through any roots connected to the stump and loosen the stump and pull it out manually. It is very difficult to pull out the whole stump at once, without using this method
4) Stump removal with fire: This method is used on large diameter stumps. First, you drill holes in to the stump and then fill the holes with kerosene/ fuel oil (Do NOT use gas). You must wait about 1-2 weeks for the kerosene to thoroughly soak in to the stump. Then, light a match and place it in each hole. The stump may smolder for days but eventually you will be left with a charred hole. You must be sure to keep any animals or children away from this area at all times
5) Natural decay: Doing nothing at all can be beneficial as well. Once the tree is removed the stump right away begins naturally decomposing. Usually placing fertilizer, mulch, or soil over the stump will generate fungus and/or bacteria speeding up the decomposition. Once this takes place the stump can be easily extracted.
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