Finding the Best Tree Removal Services
Removing of tree stumps involves several methods that are done such as 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. A chainsaw is used to reduce the size of the tree stump by cutting as much as possible. By cutting as much as possible of the tree stump then it becomes leveled to the ground. The grinder follows and is able to completely remove the stump.
A stump grinder is a power tool or equipment attachment that removes tree stumps by means of rotating cutting disc that chips away the wood. A stump grinder is also referred to as a stump cutter. The size of stump grinders are either as large as trucks or medium sized as a lawn mower. Stump grinders are known to accomplish their tasks by means of a high speed disk with teeth that grinds the stump while the roots is chipped into small chips.
In order to perform stump grinding then a qualified arborist or landscaper is contacted. Incorporation of a cutter wheel with fixed carbide teeth is common with most stump grinders. By raising or lowering the stump, a cutter is used in which its movements are controlled by hydraulic cylinders.
As compared to stump grinding, stump removal is a more challenging and time consuming process. Not only is tree stump removal more challenging but also time consuming since one has to remove 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.
Presence of a hole is covered by a stump pieces which are used as the base. In stump removal, landscapers charge based on the size of the stump. Stump grinding has several ways in which it can be done.
Rocks are removed using a shovel or mattock from around the base of the stump. The chainsaw is then used to trim the stump close to the ground which is not necessary but speeds up the process. The grinder wheel is raised a few inches above the stump by use of a hydraulic lever. The wheel of the machine is directly positioned over the stump’s front edge. Clearing of the wood is done by hydraulic levers.