It would be nice if tree stump removal was as simple as digging a shovel in the ground, but it isn’t. This isn’t a do-it-yourself project. Without a lot of prior expertise and training, we don’t recommend going it alone.
Whether you just removed a tree or had just a stump for a long time, you’ll need to proceed with caution when removing it. In most circumstances, you’ll need the assistance of a trained professional to evaluate the extent of the roots, the best method for removing the stump, and the cost of the procedure.
Why Remove A Tree Stump?
The following are some of the most prevalent reasons for stump removal that we’ve seen:
Ugly Looking Tree Stumps
When a tree is injured, all that’s left after it’s chopped down is an unfortunate looking stump. In that situation, removing the stump may be the best way to completely erase the tree.
Clearing An Obstacle
You want to do some landscaping or building on your home? You may need to begin by cleaning the area, which may entail removing any stumps that are in the way.
Aesthetic Yard Projects
Want to improve your property’s overall “feel”? Cleaning up odd stumps is an excellent place to start for a more visually pleasing appearance in your yard. Even if you don’t mind the stump at the front of your house, prospective buyers may. If you’re attempting to sell a house, removing tree stumps that impair from curb appeal is a good idea. Homes with great curb appeal sell for 7% more on average than similar ones? As a result, the expense of stump removal is small compared to the potential profit from a resale.
Root invasion is a frequent concern for homeowners. Even when the tree is dead and gone, the stump’s lengthy, gnarled roots might cause foundations concerns.
Stumps can deteriorate if they are left alone. Beetles, ants, termites, and other such creatures are attracted to them, and you don’t want them on your land. You’ll need to get rid of the stump before the bugs make their way inside your home. Also, think about how the process may affect your yard’s existing plants and flowers, and the safety of individuals who live there. The best way to safeguard your property is to hire an expert to remove it.
Considerations That Influence Removal Costs
The entire cost of professional removal is influenced by a number of factors.
A stump removal will typically cost between $164 and $475 (the national average is $303, according to HomeAdvisor). The majority of professionals charge between $2 and $5 every diameter inch removed, with a minimum payment of $100.
Stump removal costs, on the other hand, are often affected by:
- Size of the stump
- Accessibility to the property and stump
- Your physical location
- The extent to which roots have been removed
- Additional tool costs
- Procedures for cleaning up
You should also include in the expense of stump grinding, often approximately $200. This is the easiest stump removal procedure, and one that many clients choose if they are in a hurry.
What is the Process of Tree Stump Grinding?
It normally costs around $3 per diameter inch of the stump when professionals come in with a commercial grinder. You may be charged a $150 hourly cost if you’re cleaning huge areas (many stumps). Despite the fact that stump grinding is a rapid process, you need knowledge and a great deal of prior experience. In actuality, you’re paying for more than just stump removal. You’re also paying for a highly trained professional’s time and work.
When You Don’t Use a Grinder, What Happens?
You may be able to save money by avoiding stump grinding. Stump removal can be done in a variety of ways, some of which are less expensive (but less successful). Find out what your tree removal expert thinks. Is a grinder required because of the size and depth of the stump, or may a chemical solution or burning be used instead?
Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Burn The Stump?
Let’s imagine you choose to burn rather than grind. We still urge that you work with an expert at to guarantee that everything is done correctly. You’ll also need potassium nitrate and the suitable power drill. If you insist on burning the stump yourself, at the very least, contact the local fire department. You do not want to be responsible for an out-of-control fire.
What’s the Deal With Chemical Rotting?
Chemical rotting is by far the least labor-intensive method of stump removal. After application wait a few weeks for the potassium nitrate to weaken the wood enough for you to remove the stump on your own. Chemical rotting by an expert usually costs less than $100. You can do it yourself for as little as $6, but there’s still a lot of danger involved in doing large property renovations without professional
Does it Make a Difference What Kind of Tree You Have?
The type of tree doesn’t really matter – especially if you’re going with the grinding method. The razor-sharp blades can slash through almost any sort of wood.
Still, make sure to consult with experts ahead of time. Some tree removal professionals will charge more for difficult-to-remove tree species, such as:
Why is it more expensive to eliminate some species?
The quick explanation is they have dense timber, which means that a saw will take longer to cut through the stump. Pine trees are softer than other tree types, making them simpler to remove rapidly. Another factor to consider is the topography surrounding the stump. Because some machine blades can be damaged by rocky soil, your professional may need to take extra measures and charge more to remove a stump.
Arbor Care Offers Professional Stump Grinding And Removal For An Affordable Cost
If you live or do business in the Phoenix, Arizona valley and need stump removal services, Arbor Care Tree Care can help! We offer stump removal and grinding in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, and surrounding areas. Receive a free stump grinding or stump removal quote by giving Arbor Care Tree Care a call today at (480) 797-5566.