If you have a tree stump on your property, you may want to have it removed for a number of reasons. Stumps are more often than not, unsightly, can get in the way and can be hazardous, take up precious space and can attract unwanted pests such as termites.
If you’ve decided to have a stump removed or considered stump grinding, you have a few options for how the removal is done. But before you make your decision, you’ll need to weigh up a couple of things such as:
- Are you going to attempt to remove it yourself or hire a professional?
- How big is the stump?
- Do you have the equipment required to remove it if attempting to DIY?
- How much time, effort and money do you want to spend on the removal?
- Do you have children or pets that play in your yard?
Stumps can be removed by employing several different methods, however not all of them are always safe or effective.
The right solution for your stump will depend on your particular stump and your expectations. Here are some of the most common methods of tree stump removal:
1. DIY By Hand
You can attempt to dig the stump out by hand, however, depending on the size of the stump, this can be extremely laborious. There’s also no guarantee you will remove all of the roots, which means the tree can grow back. Root balls can be extremely large – so be prepared for some back-breaking work!
2. Excavation Using Machinery
This method can be effective however it can also leave a significant mess and a large hole that may need to be back-filled to make it safe. It’s definitely not recommended to use exaction machinery when stumps are near or next to any kind of infrastructure such as your house, garage, driveways, pathways etc. as it can cause significant damage.
3. Poisoning The Stump
While this is a cheaper alternative, it takes longer by effectively quickening the rate of death of the tree and is potentially unsafe if you have children or pets that play in the area. Also, using chemicals doesn’t always work.
4. Burning The Stump
Whilst a cost effective, quick solution to removing a tree stump, don’t forget you’ll more than likely need to seek permission from your local council to produce this amount of smoke. It can take as long as several days for the stump to completely burn so it’s a long process that someone needs to monitor at all times to reduce the risk of fire.
5. Stump Grinding
A specialist piece of equipment – a stump grinder is designed to remove large tree stumps by effectively shredding the logs. Both time and cost effective, this is a solution that doesn’t take more than a few minutes.
Unless you have the right tools and equipment don’t attempt it yourself. In almost every situation it’s typically the safer and more effective option to have the stump professionally removed by a Stump Grinder.
Call The Stump Grinding Professionals
Aussie Tree Solutions are the easy answer for Brisbane stump grinding and tree removals. Offering stump grinding services to Brisbane property owners for decades, our expert team can efficiently remove any sized stump from almost any location. We offer stump grinding and stump removal solutions for Brisbane residents, schools and local councils.
Stump grinding is an environmentally safe solution for stump removal that leaves you with ground that’s ready for your next gardening project.