Tree Stump Removal

Although trees are beautiful and necessary for our environment, they can pose a safety risk and inconvenience to our homes. Whenever homeowners decide to remove a tree, they’re often left with a stump where the tree once was. This may not only look unsightly, it cab also be a safety hazard. So what’s the best way to remove a tree stump? You have a few options:



Stump Grinding

The quickest and easiest way to remove a tree stump is to grind it. This method involves placing a grinder into the ground and letting it chew up the trunk and roots. The grinder can reach roots anywhere from six to 18 inches deep. This process not only removes the stump, but also demolishes it and turns the wood into an ideal composting material.


Tree grinders can be rented at some home improvement stores. If you plan on removing a lot of tree stumps over an extended period of time, it may be worth purchasing a tree grinder. However, since this can be a complicated and labor-intensive process, it’s usually recommended that you let a professional tree removal company do it for you. 


Backhoe Stump Removal

Tree stumps can also be removed with a backhoe. A backhoe, also known as a rear actor or back actor, is a type of excavation equipment. It consists of a digging bucket at the end of a two-part articulated arm. This is usually only suitable for tree stumps that are conifers since they have surface roots as opposed to deciduous trees that usually have root balls under the tree. If a backhoe is used to remove a tree stump, be prepared for your yard to look like a mess, as this is a very disruptive method. 


Chemical Removal

Another stump removal technique to consider is chemical removal. This method uses chemicals to speed up the decomposition process of a stump. It’s a common DIY approach. However, in some states, this technique is illegal. If you choose to use this method, you’ll want to wait for a dry day so the stump is looking for liquid. Once this happens, drill holes into the wood and add remover into the holes. Over time, the wood particles will rot, and it will remove the tree stump. 


Which Method is Best?

Most people prefer stump grinding to get rid of their tree stump. The process is fast and is the least disruptive to the entire yard. It’s the perfect method for those who want to use the space where the tree once was to plant vegetation. That’s because the spoil that is left behind will be suitable for growing, and the leftover wood chips from the tree stump will make good mulch. 


Leave Tree Stump Removal to the Experts

Don’t waste your valuable time and effort removing unwanted tree stumps. Let the tree removal experts at Hagan & Sons do it for you. We’ll remove your tree stump quickly and efficiently so you can get back to using your yard how you want. Call us today at 410-876-2143 to schedule an appointment.