Removing An Old Tree Stump From Your Property

5 May 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


If you have an old stump on your property from a tree that was cut down before you moved in, there are several options for getting rid of it for good. Tree stump removal is a process that can be done by a professional tree removal service if you do not have positive results removing it on your own. Here are a few ways that work to remove tree stumps so they no longer make your yard appear unattractive.

Stump Grinding

Rent a tree stump grinder from your local hardware store or from a tool rental service. This piece of machinery is used to pulverize the stump into tiny pieces. Professional tree services use this equipment to remove stumps, as it is a fairly quick process when used correctly. Make sure to wear protective eye and hand coverings when you work with a stump grinder.

Stump Burning

Try burning your tree stump. Drill a few holes in the top of the stump using an electric drill. Pour some kerosene or gasoline into the holes and allow it to sit for at least a week. Make sure there is no chance of inclement weather while waiting for the fuel or kerosene to settle into the stump. After a week of dry conditions, set the stump ablaze. It may take a day to smolder to the ground. Keep water nearby if it gets out of hand.

Stump Disintegration

Add some chemicals to your tree stump so that it deteriorates. Several different commercial grade chemicals are available in the landscaping section of your local hardware store to destroy a tree stump. Douse the stump with the product every few days. This process will take several weeks, but it will eventually cause the tree stump to break apart, making removal very easy. Drill a few holes into the top of the stump and pour the chemical inside to speed up the process if it is taking longer than expected.

Stump Decorating

Consider decorating your stump so it fits into the surroundings as a unique flower planter. Use an electric drill to remove some of the middle portion of the top of the stump. Leave a few inches of the middle of the stump attached to the bark, so that it appears like a large bowl. Fill in the hollowed out area with potting soil. Plant bunches of several different colorful flowers inside the soil, giving your yard a great, new look!

For more information and ideas, contact a company like L & M Tree Services.