What does it take to remove a tree stump?
February 21, 2013
When you are unfamiliar with a specific type of work, it can be hard to know whether the prices you've been quoted are justified or not. We thought we'd show you a few photos of a recent job we were working on where were had to remove a stump close to a home. It's not easy!
As you can see in the photo, this wasn't a very large tree in terms of circumference. Even so, it takes a lot of work to get an established stump completely removed in order to plant a new tree or shrub specimen. You might think this can just be done with large equipment, but this is not always possible, especially if the tree is close to a structure or to utilities. First, we have to cut down the existing tree, making sure not to damage any of the surrounding property.
We must excavate the entire area around the stump. Then, we begin to cut and split the trunk into sections that can then be wedged apart.
Then we sever and excavate all of the surrounding structural roots.
Finally, we have the stump completely deconstructed and removed from the soil. Removing this stump took THREE of our crewmen two hours to remove. And these guys know what they are doing! We hope this pictorial will give you a better understanding and appreciation for what goes into the often delicate process of safely removing a tree stump in your landscape.
If you need Preservation Tree Services to remove decaying or dead trees, including the stumps, from your landscape, please give us a call today so we can discuss your options! You can read more about our Services HERE.