How to get rid of tree stumps

Tree Services offer a wide range of tree stump removal services. We’ll come to your property and take care of the stumps for you, saving you time and hassle.

The most important thing is that when removing a tree stump it’s imperative not to start chopping away at the root system with an axe or chainsaw as this can cause severe damage such as putting cracks in the driveway or even sending bits of gravel up into the air like shrapnel!

We have all been there before; we see those nasty little tree roots that are preventing us from d on our lawn again so we get out our trusty old toolbox (or grab something on site) and go about hacking away at them without any thought. Well, if only there was  a way to remove a tree stump without all of the backbreaking work that goes into it.

There are many different ways to get rid of old trees, but one option is often overlooked and in my opinion very overlooked, its grinding them to dust with a big stump grinding machine!

Tree stumps need not be removed if they can’t be seen from your house or property line and you don’t intend on ever developing the land (unless they are causing a problem for construction). If this is the case then leave it in peace and only remove any roots sticking out past ground level which may cause damage to your hard landscaping features such as steps, patios, driveways etc.


Can a tree stump carry on growing?

can a tree stump still grow :

Yes. Tree stumps can still grow roots and new shoots in some instances, as they do not contain the same kind of nutrients that a live tree does; it’s just their dormant form waiting to wake up again when conditions are favourable. How long will a tree stump live:  Typically, tree stumps last about one or two years before becoming brittle and dying off completely but you may find ones that have been there for five to ten years (or longer) without deteriorating much at all. The speed at which this happens depends on where the stump is located. If it has good exposure then it might die sooner than if it were shaded by other trees surrounding them. In most cases though, we recommend removing any visible stumps.


Fungus and disease

If you plan on removing a tree stump, it’s best to do so before the fungus is visible. This will prevent mushrooms from growing and ensure that no spores are spread by wind or animals in your garden or land. It also means less chance of fungi-related allergies if any have been present in the past year. Once an established tree has fallen down, there isn’t much point trying to remove its stumps – unless they’re posing a hazard of course. Some tree stumps will eventually produce a sucker, which is an offshoot of the stump from above ground level. The roots of this new tree are different to the original root system and can lead to fungal diseases or insect problems for plants around them.  If you have a tree stump which is producing suckers, it is best to remove them with the help of an experienced professional like  Nottingham Tree Surgery and Arborist Services.


Tree stumps and termite infestation

Keeping an eye out for termite activity can help reduce the likelihood of infestations developing after stump removal – but more importantly, don’t forget about checking around at ground level too! If these pests become active within the tree stump, your best course of action is to contact a professional tree surgeon. In the event that you find yourself with an unwanted tree in your yard or garden, it can be removed by either cutting down its roots from below ground level or pulling them out and digging up the root ball. If there are any stumps left behind after this process then again contact your local tree surgeon that will have a stump grinder that will make short work on the removal process.


What are some of the hazards when removing tree stumps?

Some people have been known to cut around the base of a tree and pull it up by dragging on opposite sides with chains. This is not advisable because you can damage the roots further and cause them to grow in an unnatural direction if they break off below ground level. The safest way to remove stumps is through grinding as there is no chance of damaging surrounding tree, plants or shrubs inadvertently. Also its good practice to check and take care not to hit any underground utilities such as gas lines, sewer pipes, electric cables or telephone wires.


Training to remove tree stumps

Professional Training To Remove Tree Stumps: Professional training might be more than you need but if you were planning on doing this job professionally or want your company to do it then an apprenticeship would provide everything they’ll need from start-to-finish, including all of the necessary safety equipment (e.g., hardhats) that’s needed while working with heavy machinery such as stump grinders. It takes less than two years to complete the coursework which includes both  classroom and hands-on training.


Other methods used to remove tree stumps?

A tree stump removal might not necessarily needed if the tree has fallen over or been cut down already because the weight of it will cause it to disintegrate on its own. Soil microbes in the soil will decompose any remaining pieces left behind by leaching them into the ground for nutrients (i.e., nitrogen). If you want to remove something other than what’s naturally occurring.

Chemicals: using chemicals to remove tree stumps is a common and popular way of removing them. The stump will need time to dissolve into the ground, which can take months or years depending on the type of chemical you use. It’s important that you wear protective gear when doing this because it could be hazardous if breathed in. You should always mix chemicals in a well-ventilated area and never pour the chemical on any foliage that’s near it.

Burning: burning tree stumps is a popular way of removing them as well but there are some downsides to this method that should be considered before doing so. First, it could potentially damage the environment if you ‘re not careful. Second, it can be illegal depending on the location you live in and your state’s law removing tree stumps by burning them could land you with a large fine if caught so always check local regulations before doing anything which might break them!

Pulling Out Tree Stump: this is an option for removing tree stumps that are easier to access and is probably the best option if you don’t have your own chainsaw or stump grinder. You can use a truck or tractor to pull them out of the ground which will create more work but this method might be worth it in some cases.

Chains: using chains on one end should make pulling a tree stump out a lot easier. You’ll need to find something heavy enough on the other end of your chain but if you can’t, try using two chains with weights at each side.

Alternatively you can call us at Nottingham Tree Surgery and Arborist Services, and let us come over and remove your unwanted tree stump professionally, depending on the size of stump or how many you have to remove, our pricing is very competitive indeed, and we offer FREE Quotations to all our customers.

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