Tree removal companies often charge an additional fee to remove the stump of the tree. If you don't want to pay an additional fee to have the stump removed, it's left in your yard for you to remove. Fortunately, removing the tree stump doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, there are a couple of ways that you can remove the stump on your own.
Dig the Stump Out
If you had a large tree removed, it may not be possible for you to dig the stump out. However, if the tree that was removed is on the smaller side, digging out the stump isn't too hard.
Remove the Stump with Chemicals
It's a lot less work to use a chemical stump remover to remove the tree stump than it is to dig the stump out of the ground. However, the process does take a lot longer because you need to wait for the stump to absorb all of the chemicals. Keep in mind, using a chemical stump remover to remove your tree stump isn't ideal if you have pets or small children that could accidentally ingest the chemicals.
The fact is, the easiest way to remove a tree stump is to pay the tree service company to remove the stump when they cut down the tree. However, if you want to avoid the fee, you can remove the stump by digging it out or using chemicals to rot the stump.
I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.