Most homeowners enjoy
the presence of beautiful trees in their yards; however, when these
trees must be removed, unsightly stumps remain.
Stumps left behind from tree cutting can be variously described as
unsightly, taking up valuable gardening space, and even hazardous.
There are various ways to deal with tree stumps depending on how
quickly you want the stump removed.
covering the stump with soil will eventually lead to the stump's
decay. Once it has rotted enough it can usually be removed with an
axe and/or shovel. Unfortunately depending on the size of the stump
this process could take many months or years.
Various commercial products can be applied to a stump to accelerate
the decay process. They are generally applied by drilling holes in
the stump and pouring a liquid into the holes. According to
manufacturers, after 8-12 weeks the stump should be soft enough for
removal by burning. In many urban and suburban areas burning stumps
is not allowed. Be sure to check local codes before pursuing this
you're in a hurry and want the entire stump removed immediately
there is no better method than a stump grinder. Stump grinders come
in a variety of sizes from the size of a lawn mower to nearly as big
as a small car. Most accomplish their task by means of a high-speed
disk with specially designed teeth that grind the stump and
underground roots into small chips.