Is it time to call a tree service in Spring Shadows to remove that old tree? It can be a painful choice to make, but sometimes the tree gets too close to the house, gets too diseased, gets an incurable infestation of some pest, or grows too tall and gets close to a power line. If any of these things occur, its best to do the right thing and get rid of the tree. Although you might have spent hours and hours getting the tree to where it is today, it is almost dishonorable to the tree to allow it to suffer in bad conditions.
Our tree removal service will plan it out, climb up the tree and tie two long ropes near the top. Anchor them on the opposite side of the one that we want it to fall towards. This will allow us to adjust the direction the tree is being lowered in, just in case it starts leaning towards anything it could destroy.
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Once the tree is down, stump removal can be slightly more difficult. We have several choices; use a stump chipper that will completely destroy the visible section of the stump. Or we can dig it out. Digging out the stump is much more thorough, but takes time. You can choose to do this yourself or have the family help. If you have kids this shouldn’t be a problem. Kids often find the thought of digging fun, and are excited to go outside and dig all day long with their friends.
What It Takes to Perform Tree Service Work
If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy way to get rid of old tree stumps, you should consider burning them down. This method is a very popular way to remove tree stumps without using any major equipment or tools. Furthermore, the cost is drastically lower than professional stump removal or stump grinding service since all you need are a few over-the-counter, store-bought products. You can expect to spend anywhere from $20 to $100, depending on the size and quantity of the tree stumps. Additional tools may be required as well, such as a power drill with wood-boring bit, a gardening spade, compost, and more. Continue below to see what you'll need this particular method of stump removal.
How to Burn a Tree Stump
This method is not recommended for anyone that does not have experience working with open flames and fire. It is also never recommended for areas that are dry or combustible. If you do choose to burn your tree stumps, it is vital to use strict internal safety standards. Learn what these are before getting started.
Top off each hole with hot water using a funnel or spouted cup. Continue to pour hot water in the holes until the potassium nitrate is fully dissolved.
Position the dry scrap wood on top of the stump. Try using a "V" or "tee-pee" shape, starting at the ground, and ending as a cone around the entire stump. This sometimes delivers better combustibility.
Use your match to light up the scrap wood. You may need to use a fire starter material along with it, but NEVER use lighter fluid or gasoline.
Stay with the stump as it smolders down to ash. This could take a few hours. You may even have to repeat the burning process more than once.
Once all the stump has turned to ash, use your shovel to break away the leftover pieces of burnt wood and tree roots.
Optional: Fill in the hole with new soil and cover with grass seed.
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Options for Stump Removal
What is the best way to remove stubborn stumps? Well, how many ways are there to remove large stumps? Dynamite, chain and a big truck, or even hacking away at the ground with an axe or shovel? If you're trying to be safe, at least digging is still an option. Even then, digging with conventional yard tools to remove a stump can be surprisingly frustrating and time consuming. not to mention that stumps and tree roots are the leading cause of broken landscape tools and equipment. If you've ever spent a weekend outside picking at the ground around a stump with a shovel or pick-axe, then you may know that there really is no better way to remove a stump than simply calling in the pros.
* Mark any underground utilities, wires etc. that are buried near the stump. Alberta 1 Call can help.
* Clear away any rocks, landscaping materials, lawn ornaments, or concrete materials located around the stump.
* For stumps that are fenced-in, ensure that at least a 32 inch gate/gap is in the fence to allow the passage of equipment and personnel.
Removing Tree Limbs the Proper Way
Although a homeowner could trim large trees it is best left to a professional tree trimming service because they have the knowledge, experience, and equipment. If you are planning on hiring a professional to trim your trees there are several factors that figure into the cost. Some of these factors include where you are located, size of the tree(s), amount of trimming that is required, accessibility to the tree(s), how much time has elapsed since the last trimming, health of the tree, travel expenses, risks involved, type of equipment, how long to complete the job, and more. Here are some examples of tree trimming costs.
• Trees like olive, mulberry, dogwood that are twenty-five to thirty feet high would cost approximately seventy-five to four hundred fifty dollars but this does not include the clearance cost.
• Trees like crabapple, black gum, black adler that are thirty to sixty fee high would cost approximately one hundred seventy five to eight hundred eighty dollars, also excluding obstacle clearance charges
• Trees like red oak, American ash, pine trees, locust, sugar maple can grow more than sixty feet tall and will involve more expenditures. They can cost approximately three hundred to more than one thousand dollars.
It is important that you do tree trimming on a regular basis as it will help to keep them healthy and strong, makes them disease free, and increases their longevity. Also, broken or dead branches could fall over power lines or roofs and cause a lot of damage.