5 Creative Ways To Remove A Tree Stump

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Did you recently cut down a tree on your property and now you have an ugly stump that you want to remove? If so, it will help to know these creative ways to get rid of it.

Burn The Stump

One unique method for getting rid of a stump is to burn it. It requires having a hollow steel drum that will fit around the entire tree stump and help contain the fire. All you need to do is place the drum around the stump then start a fire using charcoal, kerosene, or any other flammable material that will help the wood catch on fire. Let the stump burn in its controlled environment for a while before dousing it with water. The fire should do its job at making the wood weak and easy to remove the stump.

Grind The Stump

You can rent a tree stump grinding tool from a local home improvement store. You will need to cut the stump as close to the ground as possible, dig out the spoil from around the trunk, then run the grinding tool over the stump to turn it into sawdust. The tool has a bit of a learning curve to it but is very effective at removing stumps.

Chop Away At The Stump

If you are on a budget, know that you can always remove a tree stump using manual labor. It is possible to hack away at the stump until you can remove it in small pieces. The goal will be to get the stump to be beneath ground level so that you can cover it up with dirt and plant new grass on top of it.

Use Epsom Salt

Another technique is to drill several holes into the stump of the tree and pour Epsom salt into it. The salt will help remove the moisture from the wood to make it much easier to remove. This method can take some time to work, but it can result in removing the stump by minimizing how much physical labor is required. 

Call A Professional

You may be shocked at how easy it is to remove a tree stump when you have the right tools to do it. A professional will have access to some incredibly powerful tools that can get rid of any stump. For example, large drills can be attached to construction equipment to grind away at the stump until there is nothing left. It's even possible to use tools that grip onto the stump and pull them right out of the ground. Look for stump removal services near you.