HAVING TROUBLE REMOVING A STUMP – THREE STEPS TO MAKE THE JOB EASIER
Do you have an ugly tree stump or bush that has been in the ground too long?
If so, Taylor Rental Plano has put together some tips to get the annoying stump out of the ground:
Step 1 – Have the right tools
During the planning stage of removing a stump, it’s a good idea to put a list of the tools required to accomplish the task and make sure they are on hand. Before tackling the stump, make sure that you cut down all the branches with a hacksaw. Your two primary tools after that will be a spade shovel and a landscaping utility bar – basically a long solid steel bar that you will use for leverage to remove the stump.
Step 2 – Getting started
Dig a trench around the stump to the point where you can pretty much see most of the roots. Do not dig too close to the stump because the closer you get, the bigger the root will be. Doing so will create extra work for yourself that isn’t necessary.
Step 3 – Using the Bar
At this point, the trench has been dug and a lot of the roots are visible. Now, pick up the utility bar and get to work. You’ll want to raise the bar up and use its downward momentum to break up the smaller roots that are visible.
Continue doing this around the circumference of the stump. The end goal while doing this is to try to get the bar closer and closer to the center of the stump and pry up using the leverage of the trench you dug.
If you keep using the utility bar effectively around the stump, eventually it will come up and you will be able to fill in the hole again.
Remember, this works for small to medium size stumps. Larger stumps are a bigger process and require different equipment. Contact Taylor Rental Plano for more advice and the tools required to remove tough stumps.