Stumped? We can help.
Stump removal is a much more involved process than tree removal.
You thought getting that tree down was a production, wait until you see finishing the job with a stump grinder. And you thought you'd have to wait until the Fourth of July to see fireworks ...
That said, stumps can be an eyesore, a hazard, and take up prime buildable real estate on your plot. So let's get down to business ....
You definitely want a professional. Mishandle a 1000-pound stump grinder and your body will be the one with the stump. And for heaven's sake, put away the gunpowder.
How your stump will be removed depends on several factors, including ...
Method #1: Grinding
Now we're talking, right? Let's turn some money into noise! Prepare for the sparks to fly.
Grinding a stump with an industrial grinder is quick - done in a day - and leaves the root system in place. This is often desirable, since extensive root systems contribute to soil stability.
The downside is that it's noisy. Maybe not the way to remove a whole forest of stumps, unless you want an angry mob outside your property.
Method #2: Digging
If your stump is smaller, digging it out with axes and picks may be a viable option. But before deciding to do it yourself, be warned - even small root systems contribute to soil stability, and small ripples can lead to big consequences. Consult our tree-care professionals about keeping your property in good health why eliminating unwanted stumps.
Method #3: Chemical Removal
This method works great if time is not of the essence, and if you have a lot of stumps to get rid of and don't want a grinder running day and night.
With this method, holes are drilled into each stump, which are then filled with potassium nitrate and water. This combination causes the stump to rot from within over a course of weeks into a spongey substance that can then easily be hacked and burned away.
My stump is gone! ... now what?
We fill the hole with topsoil and wait. When grass starts growing on it, the soil layer has stabilized and you can use your newly-reclaimed land for anything you like.