Top Tree and Stump Removal Services
Several methods are known for removal of tree stumps and they include; digging out, shredding with a grinder and burning. Shovel, rake, mattock and chainsaw are used together with the grinder to assist in tree stump removal. The shovel or mattock are used to clear the rocks around the stump. After which the chainsaw gets into action and cuts as much of the tree stump as possible. By cutting as much as possible of the tree stump then it becomes leveled to the ground. The process is completed by using a grinder which finishes off the tree stump completely.
A rotating cutting disc that chips away the wood is the means by which the tree stump is removed by using a stump grinder. The name of a stump grinder is a stump cutter. The size of stump grinders are either as large as trucks or medium sized as a lawn mower. The chipping of roots into small chips and grinding of the stump is done by using high speed disk with teeth which describes the working of stump grinders.
Stump grinding requires a qualified landscaper or arborist. Incorporation of a cutter wheel with fixed carbide teeth is common with most stump grinders. Hydraulic cylinders control the movement of cutters that push the cutter head laterally through the stump while raising and lowering it.
As compared to stump grinding, stump removal is a more challenging and time consuming process. Ways in which tree stump removal is challenging and time consuming is by removing the roots along with the stump. Removing the root ball is such a task as it can grow four to ten times the size of the trunk and can be well rooted to the ground making it even harder and tiresome to remove from the ground. On the other hand stump grinding is much simpler and doesn’t require a lot of work as it only involves taking a grinder and grinding the stump to a pulp.
The small pieces of the stump are used to cover the ground ensuring there is no hole. According to the size of the stump, landscapers or arborist charge accordingly. Several methods are followed through during stump grinding.
Rocks are removed using a shovel or mattock from around the base of the stump. The stump is trimmed carefully to the ground using a chainsaw which speeds up the stump grinding process but is not a necessary step. The grinder wheel is raised a few inches above the stump by use of a hydraulic lever. The stump’s front edge has a wheel directly over it as the machine is driven to that position. Clearing of the wood is done by hydraulic levers.