Are you looking for an effective way to remove a tree stump from your yard?
A large tree stump can be an unsightly part of your home’s landscaping. It can also be a dangerous obstacle for you and your family as you walk through your yard.
But removing these unwanted stumps is a lot easier than you may think it is.
Read on to learn more about tree stump removal tips.
Use Chemicals to Rot The Stump
You can rot a tree stump with chemicals to make removal much easier.
Potassium nitrate is a common chemical used to break down a tree stump. Use a drill to drill holes in the surface of the stump. These holes help you penetrate the surface of the stump in a more effective way.
Pour the chemicals across the surface of the tree stump, and pour water into the holes. By doing this, the water breaks down the stump as the chemicals work to penetrate the surface.
After a couple of weeks, the surface of the tree will become squishy. This allows you to break off chunks of the tree stump until it is completely removed.
Use a Shovel to Dig It Up
If you have a smaller tree stump, you may be able to use a sturdy shovel to dig it up.
This can be an economical way to handle tree stump removal, but it’s also very strenuous. Keep in mind that below a tree stump, there may be hundreds of roots. As you remove these roots, this can cause damage to other areas of your yard.
This method can be a good way to remove a tree stump, but often can be a little more work than you anticipate.
Burn Your Tree Stump
A controlled burn can an effective way for tree stump removal, but it can also be dangerous.
With this method, you soak the tree stump with fuel and light it on fire. This can be a time-consuming process and requires you to pay attention to it as it burns.
For added safety, you should wear fireproof gloves or clothing and eye protection. It’s always a best practice to take every precaution you can when you are working with an open flame.
Before proceeding with a controlled burn of your tree stump, you should check to ensure that it is not a violation of any law or regulation in your area.
Wrapping Up: Tree Stump Removal Services
Removing a tree stump on your own can be a challenge. If you’ve tried these tips but want some help with removing it, you should consider hiring professionals to handle the job.
At Birchwood Tree Services, we give free estimates for tree trimming, stump removal and more. We also have emergency services, so we can respond to your home fast to remove a tree or fallen branches after a storm or other natural disaster.
Contact us today at email@example.com or call us any time at (847) 359-1951, to learn more about our services and how we can help you.