How To Remove A Tree Stump From Your Property

After a tree has been cut down, it will leave a stump behind that will look like an eyesore on the rest of the property. A tree stump can be a hazard as well, as it can be tripped over when doing yard work or if you are not careful you could run it over with the lawnmower when cutting the grass. Removing a tree stump from your property can be done by following the steps outlined below.

To complete this task you will need the following items:

A pair of gloves

A pair of safety glasses

One electric drill

One spade drill bit

Chemical stump remover


A tree stump grinder, which you can rent at the hardware store

1 - Start by putting on the safety glasses and gloves. The glasses will protect your eyes in the event that something loose shoots up or from the dust particles when drilling the stump. The gloves will make sure that none of the stump remover comes into contact with your skin when pouring it.

2 - Now hook up the electric drill to the power outlet and attach a spade drill bit and begin to drill multiple holes in the stump. The holes should be approximately an inch to half an inch apart from one another. Drill as many holes as you can into the stump without drilling into one another.

3 - Carefully pour chemical stump remover into each of the holes. Only fill each of the holes about half full and fill of the remainder of each hole with water and then let it sit for a full week. The chemical stump remover will work to kill any remaining life left in the stump and prevent it from growing any further.

4 - Use a stump grinder, which you can rent at your local hardware store, to grind up the remaining bits of stump that are left. Clean up the bits of stump that remain and dispose of them to complete this task.

Removing a tree stump can be a long and physically exhausting process, so if you don't have the time or physical strength to remove the stump yourself you should always hire a professional tree stump removal service. A professional tree removal service can also come in and cut down any obstructing trees without causing any damage to the property or the surrounding area.

For a professional tree service, contact a company such as MML Tree Service.