What is the best way to remove stubborn stumps? Well, how many ways are there to remove large stumps? Dynamite, chain and a big truck, or even hacking away at the ground with an axe or shovel? If you’re trying to be safe, at least digging is still an option. Even then, digging with conventional yard tools to remove a stump can be surprisingly frustrating and time consuming. not to mention that stumps and tree roots are the leading cause of broken landscape tools and equipment. If you’ve ever spent a weekend outside picking at the ground around a stump with a shovel or pick-axe, then you may know that there really is no better way to remove a stump than simply calling in the pros.
Lots of home owners cut down trees in their yards, and it’s very difficult to dig up a Stump grinding Daytona Beach, as the roots usually go way down, and all over under the ground. Most stump grinding companies, charge by the diameter. But you can charge any way you like, you can charge by the stump, so that if they have more than one stump to grind, you can give them a discount.
When a tree has taken its toll and is left uncared for, it usually rots on its own. When this happens, it can pose more danger than good in any property or community. Just imagine this scenario: Your children and their friends are playing under a big pine tree located at the community park. Suddenly, you heard a gush and saw that a big branch of the pine tree fell to the ground. Your kids are nowhere in sight. What do you think happened to them? Good thing this is only make believe.
Also another thing factored in tree and stump removal cost is the number of branches in the tree. Normally, a tree with so many branches means that more cutting needs to be done. Also, know that too much branches make a tree look bigger. You should try to trim your trees regularly so they don’t attract too much price tag when you call on tree service companies. There are some extra costs incurred as well. The company will charge you extra money to remove the stumps, pull the logs and chip the branches.
The second factor that determines tree and stump removal cost is the environment. If the stumps are situated near electric poles, roads or buildings, it means that serious caution has to be taken in order to avoid any disasters. It also entails that you have to call professionals to do the job and the price they will charge you will not come cheap.
If the stump is for a small shallow rooted tree, consider hand digging. All you need are common tools such as an axe, hoe, shovel, winch, and root saw. Start by digging around the stump to expose the roots and then use an axe or root saw to cut them. You can then use a winch to pull the stump out of the ground. Remember a winch can easily turn into a powerful and dangerous weapon if not properly anchored.
Next, cover the stump with organic compost and place a black plastic sheet over it, making sure to add a weight to it doesn’t blow away. The plastic absorbs sunlight, which heats the compost, thus speeding up the decay process. Repeat the process every couple weeks until the pine is completely decomposed.