Stumps can be visually interesting if left in place, but if you'd rather replace your
Burning the Stump
Burning the stump only leaves ashes behind. However, if the stump is not burned properly, the fire could get out of control. Burning the stump also generates smoke, which can contribute to air pollution.
Dissolving It With Chemicals
If applied properly, there are certain chemicals that can dissolve and destroy a stump. You will need to drill holes evenly throughout the stump. Then, chemicals are poured into the holes and the
Digging Vs. Grinding
There are some
The harder the wood is, the easier it will be to grind. Harder wood, such as oak, creates smaller chip sizes. The larger chips created by softer wood can create a large mound of wood chips. These chips are larger because they are filled with air. However, if the
The type of tree also affects how easy it is to remove the stump. Pine trees tend to be easier to grind because the roots are more shallow. However, if the stump is older, it will also be easier to remove. For this reason, if you have
19 November 2015
After we moved into our house, we knew that something had to be done about our trees. The branches looked off-kilter, and we could tell that someone had pruned them incorrectly at one time or another. Unfortunately, we weren't really sure how to repair the damage. A family friend talked with us about hiring a professional tree trimmer, and so we called them the next day. The difference that they made was astounding. They removed dead branches, trimmed up the shape, and let more sunlight through. My blog is all about improving the look of your trees by hiring a professional.