No one enjoys the aesthetic that an old stump gives their yard. Cutting down a tree is a relatively easy thing to do when compared to removing a stump – a few cuts in the right places, and boom, the tree is down. That stump is rooted deep in the ground, and it will stay there, unsightly and unloved until you decide to do something about it. Fortunately, we have just the service for you – stump removal by New Day Arborist! Whether we cut the tree down, or if you did, we can have that unsightly stump removed in an hour or two for a very reasonable price! If you are interested in removing the stump yourself, we can provide you with some information that might be useful in your endeavors, and remember, we are always just a phone call away.
It’s no small task to cut down a tree, so it doesn’t make much sense to leave the stump sitting in the middle of your yard. Here are some reasons to remove a stump from your yard:
How hard could removing a tree stump be? This is a good question and one that you should ask yourself before you start trying to heave it out with your strongest family member. Keep in mind that what is now a stump was once the base of a mighty tree weighing potentially thousands of pounds and being held upright by the root structure that you are now waging war against. The roots of pine trees are usually wide, flat, and pretty shallow. Deciduous trees usually have long roots that reach deep into the ground.
The best way to determine whether a stump will be difficult to remove versus very difficult to remove is the age of the stump. The stump of a recently removed tree is a very difficult thing to remove, but if the stump has been sitting for five or more years, it will be less gruesome to remove.
The size of the stump plays an important role in determining how hard a stump will be to remove, the smaller, the better. Big stumps almost always require you to rent or hire a stump grinder for removal.
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There are a few different common disposal methods for an unwanted stump. The fastest way to remove a tree stump is to rent a stump grinder or hire us to come out and grind it for you. If you decide that you would like to grind the stump yourself, you will need to find a place that rents stump grinders, and you will probably need a significant vehicle to transport it. Stump grinders start at about a half ton and get bigger from there. Stump grinders usually range in cost from $150 to $250 when they are rented, which is comparable to what we charge, depending on a variety of factors. There are plenty of other ways to remove a stump from your yard if you don’t want to deal with a stump grinder. No matter which of the following stump removal methods you choose, you will probably need the following equipment:
Removing a stump by hand can be a very difficult process. The tools that you will need to remove a stump by hand are a chainsaw, shovel, digging bar, pry bar, an ax, and possibly a four-wheel drive vehicle and some chain.
Follow these steps to manually remove a stump from your yard:
We know exactly how hard it can be to remove a stump by hand, it’s why we have stump grinders! If you aren’t looking to do it the hard way, chemical removal could prove to be an easier method of removal. To chemically remove a stump you will need a chainsaw, ax, potassium nitrate, and fuel oil or kerosene.
Follow these steps to remove a stump using the chemical stump removal method:
If you want to get rid of a tree stump quickly and easily, sometimes burning it out is the best option. The problem with burning is that you must be aware of your location and the burning laws. Extreme caution must be exercised when dealing with burning tree stumps. Check with your local fire department before attempting a tree stump burn. To burn a tree stump, you will need potassium nitrate and a lighter.
To remove a tree stump by burning it, you will need to:
If all of the other methods sound like a little too much work, but you are willing to wait and disperse the work out over several months, rotting the stump out may be your preferred method of stump removal. This process is very similar to that of the burn method.
Here are the steps to rot a stump out of your yard:
It’s often not easy to find a way to get rid of old tree stumps. You can contact the city to see if it can be picked up with your yard debris service, but there’s a good chance it won’t be. The dump or the wood recycling services near you will usually accept stumps with no issue. If you want, you can rent a chipper and use the chipped up remains of the stump as ground cover for your yard. Burning your stumps is also a popular disposal method, but make sure to check with your local fire department to ensure you follow all burning laws.
When you hire New Day Arborist to remove your stump, we will use a powerful stump grinder to chip the entire stump, roots and all. The chips are mixed with the soil around the stump to create an enriched soil mixture that aids in keeping your turf and plants healthy. We make sure that your yard is clean and free of large debris following our stump grinding process. Because we use a stump grinder, no harmful chemical residue is left in your soil, and your plants will thank you for the extra boost they get from the enriched soil!
After removing the stump, it is best to fill the hole with soil and spread grass seed over the top. You can also plant another tree in it’s place to give your yard some shade. Whatever you plant, make sure to soak the soil in water to ensure vibrant growth.
If you take a serious look at all of the stump removal methods described above, you may conclude that it’s better to hire us to remove the stump. Stump removal is not easy and can require a lot of your extra time to achieve, depending on the method you choose to employ. Renting equipment yourself to remove the stump usually means you spend about as much money as you would by hiring us. We take the time to remove your stump, chase the roots, and ensure a safe work environment throughout the process. We clean-up after ourselves and leave your yard looking great!
Every job is different, and the cost of stump removal will fluctuate depending on a number of factors. Some of the factors that we take into account when giving stump removal quotes are:
Once we take into account all of the necessary factors, the cost of a single stump removal usually averages between $150 and $350. If the stump is particularly large or will prove to be more difficult to remove the price may end up being higher than the average. If you have several stumps to remove, we are usually able to offer a break in price. New Day Arborist is happy to work with you to give your yard the beautiful, stump free aesthetic you deserve!
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