March 2016 Stump Removal Part 6: Tree Stump Disposal

Getting rid of a tree stump can be done a few different ways.  If you need to get rid of a stump that you’ve dug out of the ground, you can either take a chainsaw to it, burn it where it sits, or just cut out chunks and toss them into a wood chipper. Getting It Done With A Chainsaw If you use a chainsaw to bust up a wood stump, you will want to make sure you use a chainsaw that is big enough...
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March 2016 Stump Removal Part 1: Reasons For Removal

Reasons to Remove a Stump Before you have a Tri-Cities tree removal specialist cut down a tree on your property, you’ll need to decide whether the worker will want to remove the stump as well. If you’re having a hard time making this call, consider these factors when deciding. Stumps are ugly. Aesthetically speaking, the looks of a stump aren’t appealing. If you’re meticulous...
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March 2016 Stump Removal Part 2: Sizing Up The Job

Sizing Up The Job Some stumps are easier to remove than others. Therefore different techniques for removing the stump can be used. Being prepared ahead of time and knowing which ways and techniques to use for which type of job will make things much easier for you in the long run. For example, pine tree stumps tend to be easier to remove than stumps from deciduous trees. The roots of pine trees...
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March 2016 Stump Removal Part 3: Removing By Hand

Removing a Stump by Grinding it Away Yourself If removing a stump manually won’t work and you’d like to get rid of it quickly, you can always rent a grinder and grind the stump yourself. These machines weigh around 750 pounds, and you can expect to pay between $125 and $225 to rent one for a day. It makes sense to do the job yourself when there are several stumps to remove. In addition to the...
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March 2016 Stump Removal Part 4: Using Chemicals

Drill Holes In The Stump Trim off as much of the top of the protruding stump as you can. Using a one inch spade bit with a spade bit extender, drill several one inch holes around the perimeter of the stump about a foot deep and three to four inches back from the edge. Drill more holes three to four inches down from the rim at a 45-degree angle to connect with the other holes. They’ll...
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