If you’re planning on redecorating your back yard, there is a chance that you need to remove a tree stump that’s in the way. These usually obstruct quite a significant area, and can be removed easily; at least the medium sized ones. There are plenty of services that offer this particular service for the right price, but I think that the specialized tree services provide best results, due to their experience in the business. Sometimes it’s possible to remove a tree stump entirely with a pair of shovels but larger ones are permanently planted in soil and can be extracted only by using brute force. A good preparation is everything in this business, and is usually done by the specialists as well. If the tree you need to remove is not cut down, this is the first step that needs to be done in the stump grinding operation.
Cutting Down The Tree
Even though this sounds like a simple operation, cutting down a tree is no laughing matter. The experienced tree cutters might tell you tons of stories from their colleagues that have gotten bad injuries or even died, due to carelessness. Most tree services have genuinely enough experience for this, but every single tree is different, and when you put that tree in a specific environment, the variety of case and probability for something to occur only improves. Therefore, prior to stump removal, the tree needs to be safely cut down. Experienced tree cutters are aware of dangers involved in the process and it’s therefore important to willingly eliminate some of the tree’s degree of freedom and approximately judge its trajectory during its descent. The importance of this is excelled in populated areas, as there is always a need for a stump grinding operation, as well as a whole bunch of homes and people running around.
The Stump Grinding Process
Once the tree is down, a stump grinder comes into place to trim down any excess tree parts. This is important to make sure that the stump is well isolated and also has an important role in determining is the stump eligible for a complete removal or not. This highly depends on the machinery the tree service owns, as this operation usually requires nothing but brute force to get it out – if there isn’t enough power to do so, nothing will happen.
Removing The Stump
Once the grinding process is done, the next step is to prepare the ground around the stump for extraction. This often includes some manual handy work with shovels, just to make room for the machine to approach the stump. Once this is done properly, the stump grinding process is checked one more time to make sure there are no excess branches that might cause injuries and only then can the extraction of the stump begin. The machine will pull it out significantly and possibly cut the roots if they are overpowering the machine. Once this is done, you should fill up the whole with soil or sand to prevent someone from falling in.