Why You Shouldn't Try And Remove A Tree Stump On Your Own

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Why You Shouldn't Try And Remove A Tree Stump On Your Own

22 September 2022
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Removing a tree might seem like an easy task, and for some in the right profession it can be, but for most average Americans, this is a nearly impossible task to complete safely. What they don't realize is that removing a tree stump can be just as hard. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't try and remove a tree stump on your own and how a professional tree removal company can do it far easier with a simple process that is known as stump grinding.

Immense Force Needed

Tree stumps are deeply embedded into the earth around them, with some that have roots that stretch out over ten yards. Beneath the ground, the tree is spread out like an iceberg so that it can be much larger than what you ever see on the surface, which is why they are able to stand up so straight and tall. You need an intense amount of force to remove tree stumps, and unless you want to spend time digging out around it, chopping up every single root that stretches out from it, and then hoping that there aren't too many directly beneath it, then you will never be able to get a tree stump out.

Chance Of Injury

With all those contributing factors above, many people don't just fail to remove a tree stump, they also injure themselves or ruin their property in the meantime. Tree stumps and roots can be so strong they blunt knives, break out the back of trucks, and give you a crick in your back that lasts for months. And while it might seem like such a little thing and something so easy to overcome, it is one of the larger challenges you will face in your garden.

Stump Grinding

Instead of trying to remove your tree stump, a professional tree removal company will do quite the opposite. They will grind down the surface of the tree stump, with special, stronger equipment, until it is no longer visible from above the ground. That way the stump's dead roots can slowly die and decompose below the earth and you will never have to see it again. Not only does this save you a lot of time, but it might also just about save you from chronic back pain, which is not something to take lightly.

For more information about stump removal, reach out to a service near you.