Felling trees is a relatively easy process; removing stumps is a different matter. Unlike felling which only involves cutting a tree, stump removal takes time and requires the following set of techniques to make the process simpler and faster to complete.
The majority of shrub stump removal techniques should be handled by professionals, especially when equipment is employed. Look over four of the most common methods.
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Hands-on: The manual removal of stumps is effective only on old, small, or decaying stumps. Chainsaws, digging bars pick mattocks, an axe length of chain and a car with four-wheel drive are essential.
Utilizing the wrong tools can render the work useless or incomplete. Keep in mind that the stump might not be living, but its roots are spread out over a large area, which is why it's hard to get it to give.
What needs to be done is cut the main roots and exposed ones using an axe or chainsaw. The roots can be pulled out with the pick mattock as well as using the bar for digging.
Through grinding: Grinding is a very popular removal method, but it should not be attempted by novices. Equipment can be rented when professional assistance is not required.
Similar to the hand method it is necessary for the roots to be axed as the stones and other obstacles are removed. Chainsaws are employed to cut further into the stump so that grinding is easier and faster.
The machine isn't easy to operate for novices, therefore it's recommended to hire a person from the rental firm to demonstrate the procedure.