Is there a tree stump in your yard taking up space? Maybe it’s a tripping hazard or it’s attracting pests. For whatever reason it needs to go, we can help you find the best method to remove it. Here are some tried and true tree stump disposal methods you can try.
One of the most popular and effective methods of tree stump disposal is stump grinding. If you’re doing this technique yourself, you’ll need to rent a stump grinder. Trying to grind a stump yourself can be one of the more expensive options as you have to rent the equipment to do it. You’ll also need to have protective equipment when using this method as there could be flying debris. After you have gathered your equipment, you can follow these steps:
Manually Uproot the Tree
Another option for tree stump disposal is good old-fashioned manual labor. For smaller trees or older, diseased trees, it’s possible to uproot the stump with a little elbow grease. However, to use this method, you will need many tools like a chainsaw, a pick mattock, a shovel, or digging bar, an ax, and possibly a four-wheel drive truck and chain.
Using a Chemical Solution
For an easy tree stump disposal, you can also use a chemical solution to soften the stump. With this method, you’ll need a drill, a chainsaw, potassium nitrate, an ax, and optional kerosene.
If you don’t want to remove the stump, you can also hasten decomposition with a high-nitrogen chemical solution:
Where does the Stump Go?
Unless you have burnt the stump, let it decompose, or chipped away at it, you might be wondering what to do after your tree stump disposal. With the stump removed, you have a few options to do away with it: