Stump Removal | Stump Grinding | Multiple Stumps
Your yard would sure look lovely if it weren’t for those pesky tree stumps. Not to mention it’s hard to get the mower around them. You want them gone, but you don’t know the first thing about how to remove a tree stump. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with this list of the most common ways to manually remove a tree stump.
Use a Stump Grinder
Check with your local hardware store--many of them carry stump grinders available for rent. For around $100, you can rent one and grind away at that stump yourself. Be forewarned: Stump grinders are big, unwieldy things, and the actual task of grinding down a stump can be tougher than it looks on the surface.
Chemical Stump Killer
Chemicals speed up the decomposition process of the tree. In a few weeks up to several months, the stump should be spongy and easy to hack away. You can purchase products, like Bonide and Spectracide, but most products list potassium nitrate as their main ingredient. Potassium nitrate (also called saltpeter) speeds up the rotting process in the wood just as adequately as chemicals do, and it’s easy to buy in its natural form. To use chemicals to kill your stump, drill many 12 inch holes into the stump at an angle. Pour the chemical into the holes, topping with boiling water if the directions request it. Now, you just have to let time work its magic.
Burn the Stump
First, cut off the top of the stump with a chainsaw. Then follow the directions for the chemical stump killer: You have to soften the tree before it will burn. After letting the stump rot for several weeks to a month, clear the area, cover the stump with kindling, and light it up. The fire might burn for several days, and you need to be sure to put it out before it gets too far into the root system lest you start a dangerous underground fire.
Don’t Have the Time? Call In the Professionals
Your safest and fastest bet for commercial or residential stump removal done right is to call Buffalo Stump Removal. Our trained professionals are well-versed in stump grinding and other methods of stump removal. Call us today, and we’ll have those unsightly stumps gone in a flash for the lowest price, guaranteed.
Type “stump grinder blade” into the internet and see what happens. Maybe that’s how you ended up here. Perhaps you were left with a list of articles about stump grinders or stump grinding. The point is, it’s not as easy or common to shop for stump grinder blades online as it is to shop for, say...bowls. (Yes, you read that right. According to Time, that’s a thing people actually buy online.) If you’re lucky enough to own your own stump grinder and you’re looking for stump grinder blades to purchase, look no further. We have scoured the internet and put this list together just for you.
Greenteeth Stump Cutters
These Greenteeth Stump Cutter tools aren’t your average stump grinder blade. They were created to cut stumps more efficiently with shearing rather than shredding action. Made out of quality carbide, these stump cutting teeth are high quality, aggressive, and efficient. A variety of models are in stock to fit most machines. They also sell Diamond and Green Silicon Carbide Grinding Wheels and other stump grinding accessories.
Price for Greenteeth stump grinder blades: $6 to $12 per tooth
This retailer supplies their own brand of stump grinder teeth along with a variety of other brands. CEI’s blades are available in straight, left, and right for perfect configuration. They are tungsten carbide tipped, and the more you buy, the more you save. CEI Supply carries a variety of styles to fit all the popular stump grinder brands.
Price for CEI stump grinder blades: $4 to $10 per tooth
Have You Considered Hiring a Stump Removal Company?
If you’re tired about reading about stump grinder blades, and you just want that unsightly stump gone, already, call the professionals at Buffalo Stump Removal. We can have that stump demolished faster than the time it takes you to type “stump removal Buffalo” into your Google search bar. Okay, maybe not that fast. But we’re pretty quick, and our prices can’t be beat. Text the word STUMP to 67076 for a free estimate.
Stump grinding is arguably the fastest method to get rid of pesky stumps in your yard. The catch is most people don’t have stump grinders just lying around. You’ll have to either rent one or find a company who offers stump grinding services. But which option is best? Let’s explore the costs associated with grinding down a stump.
Stump Grinding Cost
To Hire: Most companies don’t charge hourly but rather per inch of tree. The average cost per inch is around $3.50. Many companies opt to simply charge a flat fee per stump, with discounts added if multiple stump removal is required. The average price for one stump is about $100.
To Rent: One well-known company rents out stump grinders for around $75 for four hours. The price goes up to $100 for a whole day’s use. According to our research, this is about average. Expect to pay around $100 to rent a stump grinder for full-day use.
One thing to keep in mind when renting a stump grinder is that if you run into unforeseen issues, such as the roots being deeper than you expected, you could end up spending a lot more time and cash than you originally bargained for. Another factor to consider is that stump grinders can be challenging to use. Many people find that while grinding down their stump, they actually do quite a bit of damage to their yard. The benefit of hiring a commercial or residential stump removal company is that they have the experience to get the job done right and the ability to leave your yard looking its best.
It’s prudent to call around and see what your options are, but after looking at the average numbers, it’s easy to see that hiring a stump removal service might be the best bang for your buck, and for your back, too. If you reside in near the Buffalo, NY area and have an ugly stump (or ten) you want gone, call Buffalo Stump Removal. We’ll remove your unsightly stumps for the best price, guaranteed.
That old stump has been sitting in your yard for who knows how long, and you’ve decided it’s finally time to say goodbye. There are various methods for removing a stump yourself, and most of them take a little bit of time to work. Chemical stump removal is a good option if you don’t want to deal with the dangers of fire, or you don’t relish the idea of the physical labor that goes with stump grinding. If you choose this route, it’s easy to find chemical stump removers at a local hardware store or online. Use this handy list to choose the stump killer that’s right for you.
Spectracide Stump Remover Granules
Spectracide comes in an easy to pour container. It works best on dead, dry stumps. If the stump is fresh, the manufacturer recommends you kill the stump first with an herbicide or brush killer. The stump will quietly decompose over the course of a few weeks to several months. Main ingredient: potassium nitrate.
Ferti-Lome Brush Killer Stump Killer
Ferti-Lome is a liquid you can spray, paint on, or pour. You can drill holes into the stump before applying the product, or the manufacturer claims you can simply paint Ferti-Lome on the stump.
Main ingredients: triclopyr, butoxyethyl ester.
Bonide Stump and Vine Killer
This product comes with a brush-top applicator so you can apply it right from the bottle. The manufacturer suggests applying it directly to the stump-top. Does not harm surrounding plants. Main ingredient: sodium metabisulfite
Pros and Cons of Chemical Stump Killers
The great thing about using chemicals to remove a stump is that it is such an easy process, and most of these products are affordable. The downside, of course, is the time it takes for the products to work. Another disadvantage: Using chemicals in your yard poses a risk to children and animals, so be sure to cordon off the tree stump if you think a child might play on it.
If you live in the Buffalo area and have a stump that you need gone right away, give us a call at Buffalo Stump Removal. We can have that stump gone for good at a fraction of the time a chemical removal would take.
DIY: Ways to Burn a Stump
Welcome back to DIY Ways to Burn a Tree Stump. In the last blog in this series, we discussed a well-known method of stump burning that takes a lot of time and energy. As the well known saying goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
There is a faster way to burn a stump, but it does require a little more work with a saw, and you’ll need a few special supplies. If the idea of burning a stump in as little as a few days sounds good to you, keep reading.
2. Create a stove to burn the stump.
Supplies needed: Sawzall; 55-gallon barrel, bottom removed; kindling and accelerant
Which Method Should You Choose?
There are certainly pros and cons to both of these stump burning methods. For method one, you’ll have to be extremely patient. For the second method, you’ll need a few supplies that not everyone has just laying around. With both methods, you’ll be using fire, which can quickly get out of control if you’re not extremely cautious.
Hire a Professional to Save Time and Stress
If you don’t want to hassle with digging, grinding, or burning that stump out yourself, why not consider hiring a professional? At Buffalo Stump Removal, we are well versed in all of the methods guaranteed to get that stump out fast. We offer many stump removal services, including multiple stump removal, stump grinding, and commercial stump removal. Contact us today, and we’ll remove your stumps fast, efficiently, and for a great price.
DIY Ways to Burn a Tree Stump
Old tree stumps have their beauty. They can be repurposed as a makeshift table, and some people even plant flowers in the hollowed-out insides. But more often not, tree stumps are a headache. As they rot, they attract termites and other bugs. They get in the way of landscaping and mowing. There may come a time when you want that stump gone. But how?
Removing a stump on your own isn’t a quick and easy solution. It takes preparation and patience, but it can be done. Do you have a stump that’s just got to go? Before calling in an expert, here are a few DIY stump removal methods you might try.
Method 1. Rot and burn the tree stump.
Supplies needed: Chainsaw, sodium nitrate, drill, kerosene.
BE CAUTIOUS: When working with fire, it’s always wise to consult the fire department and follow your local burn laws. Burning a trunk down to its roots can cause a dangerous underground fire. To reduce the risk, wet the ground around your stump with a hose. A safer bet is to burn the stump only down to ground level and then douse completely with water to make sure the fire is out.
There you have it. Burning a stump on your own can be done. If you have the time and the patience (and the okay from the local fire department), give this DIY method a try. If you’re like most people, though, when you want the stump gone, you want it gone now. You simply don’t have a month to sit around and wait for that hunk of decaying flora to rot and burn.
If you live in the Buffalo, NY area and DIY isn’t your thing, the experts at Buffalo Stump Removal have the tools and the time to get your stump removed fast. We offer many stump removal services, including stump grinding and multiple stump removal. Contact us today to get the job done quickly and at the right price.
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