Tree stump

If you think you might need to remove a tree stump from your yard, you have two options: call a professional or try to remove it yourself. Tree removal can be dangerous and removing the resulting stump is quite difficult. It’s best to call a professional, but if you’d like to give it a go, here’s how:

How to Remove a Tree Stump by Yourself

  1. Cut down the tree – Cutting down the tree is the first step towards removing a stump. Keep in mind that you’ll need plenty of space and consideration for surrounding property before this avenue is pursued. If you’re questioning your ability or carry any self-doubt whatsoever, the best (and safest) bet is contact us at Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts and let us handle it for you.
  2. Drill holes into the stump – To begin the stump removal process, you’ll want to drill a few 12-inch deep holes that are at least 3 to 4 inches from the rim on top of the stump. After that, you’ll want to do the same by drilling 12 inch deep holes on the side of the stump. Try to make sure that the holes you’re drilling on the side intersect with the holes you’ve drilled on the top of the stump.
  3. Fill the holes – Filling the holes is your option, which relies on whether or not you plan on burning, chopping, or simply letting the stump rot for removal.
  4. Remove The Stump – Since this relies on the method for how you planned on removing the stump, there are few precautions that should be followed. If you’re only using water to soften the stump, grab an axe and start chopping. If you’re using stump rotting product, surround the stump with chicken wire so that kids or animals don’t interfere with the stump rotting process. If you happen to be burning the stump, do the same with the chicken wire as the stump will remain a burning ember until the stump is completely gone.

If the information above sounds like a lot of work or a little more than you can handle, have no fear as Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts are here to solve your stump problem. Yellow Ribbon is professional, reliable and ready and willing to remove your stumps without chopping away at the funds in your wallet.