If you have tree stumps on your property, you know they can be ugly and they can get in the way. These are the two main reasons clients call us to remove stumps on their property. Clients also request that we remove stumps because they are dangerous when someone tries to walk or drive in the area where the stumps are. Finally, old stumps can be a hiding place for harmful pests such as snakes or bees.
Sometimes, they have purchased or acquired the property, and the stumps were already there. Other times, we encounter clients who haven had trees removed for some reason, but they never finished the project by having the stumps removed.
And still others contact The Woodlands Tree Services to have trees removed, and stump removal is the final step of the removal process.
Whatever the case, The Woodland Tree Service can get rid of an unwanted stump!
We have different methods for removing tree stumps, depending on the client’s preference and other factors, including the age of the stump and its location.
Stump grinding is something that many people attempt themselves because they think it will be quick and easy. Renting a stump grinder may seem like an inexpensive option, but if you don’t know how to use it properly, it could be dangerous and ineffective. We have stump grinders, and we are experts at using them safely and effectively.
We can grind stumps below ground level so that they are undetectable, and you can use the leftover chips for mulch or landscape cover. If you don’t need them, we can haul them away for you.
The size of the stump often determines how we go about removing it. The same methods that are used on large stumps are not necessary for small ones.
Hand digging isn’t recommended for a 100-year-old oak, of course, but it is something that we do for small tree stumps with shallow roots. Other methods may be too invasive for trees of this size, but hand digging can take us only a few hours in most cases, and it can be done with nothing more than shovels and other simple tools.
Chemicals tend to take a while to penetrate stumps, but they are an effective way to disintegrate the stump from the inside out. We can tell you the best time to begin your chemical stump removal, and we will apply the chemicals correctly so they will remove the stump as quickly as possible.
We will drill strategic holes in the stump and then pour environmentally safe chemicals into the holes to speed the process up.
We will only use a backhoe to remove a stump if there is no other easy way to get it out. It disrupts the surface soil worse than other methods, but it doesn’t always. It is often a very quick way of getting a large tree stump out, especially if we are bringing down the entire tree.