Tree stumps aren’t necessary. However, there are instances where tree stump removal Adelaide becomes a necessity. Whether the tree died due to disease or you want to extend your outdoor living space, you’ll need stump removal.
The process of removing a tree stump is both difficult and time-consuming. However, it can be made easier when you use the right tools for the job. These tools will depend on the stump removal method you choose. At the same time, the method will also depend on the size of the stump.
With that said, here is an overview of the tools that you need for every stump removal process:
Digging and uprooting a tree stump often involves using your hands. This method is ideal when you’re trying to remove a small tree stump with shallow roots. You will need a hoe and shovel to dig and expose the stump’s roots. Then, using an axe or a saw, you can then cut the exposed roots and lift the stump.
Pushing is the best stump removal Adelaide method for larger stumps. However, it also requires heavy equipment like a tractor that comes with a wood-cutting blade attachment. Lower the blade and push over tall stumps until the root ball becomes visible. Position the blade below the root ball to push it out of the ground. This method is viable only when the tractor won’t compact the soil or damage the entire landscape.
You can also remove stumps using a pulling method. For this to work, you will need a cable or chain around the stump. To pull the stump out of the ground, you will need a winch. You can also use a soil saw or trencher to make the work easier. These tools will excavate most of the soil while also cutting the small roots around the stump. Once you’ve removed the roots, you can then pull and remove the stump slowly off the ground.
Perhaps the easiest method for tree stump removal Adelaide is burning the stump on-site. For this method, you will need a drill to make holes on the top of the stump. These holes will serve as chambers for the fire. Light matches and start dropping them in each of the holes that you made.
This process will be time-consuming as it will take days or even a full week for stumps to burn completely. Get professional assistance if you feel like it’s too much of a risk for you to do on your own. In addition, contact your local office and inquire if it’s safe and legal to burn a tree stump in your area.
If pyromancy is not your thing, then you could opt for grinding your stump instead. There are four types of grinders:
- Hand-guided machines
- Self-propelled grinders
- Two-behind machines
- Grinders that mount on trucks
All of these grinders will feature a blade that will cut away the stump and its roots. You can either purchase these grinders or rent them at your rental shop.