If you have a tree around your home that has been cut down for whatever reason it may have been (previous owners or space clearing for new projects), and there is still an unpleasant-looking tree stump left behind, then you may want to get rid of it.
If you don’t know how to go about that process, we have you covered! Tree stump grinding and removal is an essential part of landscaping and maintaining the natural beauty around your home as much as possible. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to tree stump grind:
What to know about tree stump removal
Leaving old tree stumps behind can actually cause considerable damage to the soil around it and has the potential to negatively impact the growing process of other surrounding trees and plants. When the tree dies, the stump also dies and grows harmful fungi from its roots which can lead to spores spreading and infecting the other surrounding plants. Therefore, it is important to remove old tree stumps as soon as possible to prevent this from happening.
Steps to Tree Stump Grinding
1. Start by gathering the necessary supplies, such as safety glasses, gloves, and tree grinding machine. Be sure to read the instructions that come with your tree grinder thoroughly before beginning the process to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
2. Place the tree grinder over the tree stump, making sure it is firmly in place. You may need to use a few pieces of wood or something similar to make sure it stays in place while grinding.
3. Turn on the tree stump grinder and slowly lower the blade into the tree stump, making sure you don’t go deeper than what is recommended in the instructions. Move the tree grinder back and forth until you have achieved a consistent depth in the tree stump.
4. Once you have achieved your desired depth, turn off and unplug the tree grinder. Remove any debris from the tree stump, such as wood chips and sawdust, with a broom or vacuum cleaner.
When it comes time to get that old tree stump removed, there is the option to either hire a professional with a stump grinder (the quickest method) or you can have chemicals manually layered into the stump’s foundation so that it will deteriorate over time at a faster rate.
If you have any further questions or if you would like to contact us to remove your tree stump, we would love to hear from you!