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.


Simply 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.

Nature Accelerated

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 method.

Stump Grinding

If 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. 


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