There are five or six basic stump removal techniques. A homeowner can remove a stump with a shovel and ax if time and energy are in abundance. This is the least expensive, but most likely to interfere weekend leisure time.
Burning a Stump
Some people can successfully burn a stump if the stump is old and in a location where fires can be safely contained. A fresh stump will not burn by itself. In general, burning is not a practical method in the San Antonio urban areas because of burn bans and windy dry conditions. The Bexar County Fire Marshal usually issues a press release regarding burn bans in San Antonio.
Letting Nature Reclaim Stump
For a tree stump in an an used corner of the yard, it can be a practical decision to simply cover the stump with soil and let nature reclaim and recycle the dead tree over the course of months or years. There are also chemical methods to hasten this process available at your garden center.
If the tree is in a location where it interferes with the usable space in the backyard or represents an eyesore in the front yard, then a more aggressive method of tree removal may be considered.
Some stumps are removed using a skid steer loader but many stumps are in close proximity to other landscaping and it is difficult to get a skid steer loader near a stump without injuring the surrounding landscaping.
If you would like to reclaim the space occupied by a stump and perhaps plant a new tree or simply want to have a smooth ground cover, Canopy Tree Service can make short work of your problem.
Stump Removal Techniques
Favored By Canopy Tree Service
Of the stump removal techniques available, the one used most often by Canopy Tree Service is stump grinding. The removal of a stump with a stump grinder enables our tree care professionals to take the equipment through a 36 inch wide backyard gate. Of the stump removal techniques mentioned earlier, this one offers a pile of wood chips that can be put in the garden or hauled off at the owner’s request.