The quick answer is no! Do not undertake to do this job unless you are a tree surgeon.
The process of removing a stump isn’t as easy as you might think. There are certain things you need to know when removing it properly and it's best to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, so let us explain.
Why should I remove the tree stump? Can’t it stay there?
Yes, of course it can stay there, but here are some reasons why some people choose to have tree stumps removed:
How to get rid of stumps and roots?
If you’ve decided that stump removal is what you want, hiring a tree removal expert really is the best way to go. Removing a stump needs proper equipment, to ensure that the job goes ahead without any hitches.
They will know the best way to remove the stump, whether that be burn or grind the stump down. By having the proper equipment there will be little damage to the rest of your garden.
Using a stump grinder is the easiest way to rid your lawn of your stump and only takes a couple of hours.
Burning the stump is cheaper than stump grinding, but takes much longer time to be effective, up to a couple of days. Once the chemical mixture has spread within the stump, it will be set alight. The tree will smoulder. Once it has burned and cooled down, the stump will be easy to break apart and remove.
As you can see, either route requires specialist knowledge, which is why we recommend that you call the professionals in.
At Tree Surgeon Essex, we offer the following tree services across Havering, Brentwood, Basildon and Chelmsford:
Tree removal or felling trees
Crown lifting or Crown raising
Emergency tree care
Call us today on: 01708 578 017.