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Tree stump removal
Tree stump removal instructions that make a very difficult, if not an impossible job, manageable.
I spent about 20 years re-landscaping homes. We used to re-landscape three homes a week, and we did
all of this work on evenings and Saturdays because I worked a full time job. I have no idea how many
homes I re-landscaped over the years, but the number is well over 500. Every one of those relandscaping jobs had overgrown landscaping that needed to be removed before we could even start the
actual landscaping job. tree and stump removal
That meant that dozens and dozens of tree stumps and large stumps from overgrown shrubbery had to
Of course county wisdom says that you just back up Bubba's pickup truck, wrap a chain around the
stump and drive away as fast as you can. I'll admit, I've done that. Does it work? Sort of. But it's also a
great way to really tear up a pick up truck, completely destroy the lawn, and possibly damage the house.
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Therefore it's not such a good idea. Especially when you are doing work on someone's house like I was
So over the years we refined a technique for actually removing these stumps by hand. Tree stump
removal by hand with the wrong tools is an impossible task. Tree stump removal with the right tools is
doable. I won't say it's easy work because it's not. But if you use the right tools and the right techniques
you don't have to strain your back and ruin your tools. It's more of a methodical process of digging
around the tree stump with a good nursery digging spade, and using a landscape bar, also known as a
spud bar to cut the roots as you encounter them while digging.
The secret is to start out away from the stump. If you start trees removal services working too closely to
the stump you will encounter large heavy roots that will be too difficult to deal with. So if you start out a
little farther and just start digging a small trench around the stump with the spade, then going around in
the trench you just dug with the spud bar to cut the roots that the spade won't cut, then more spade
work, then more landscape bar work, that tree stump will come out of the ground. Don't pry and bend
up your tools. Use the tools to cut the roots. Prying won't get you anywhere and your tools will be