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.
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