Choosing Stump Removal Method Based On Your Priority

There are multiple techniques for dealing with unwanted tree stumps, if you've recently had some trees removed by a company like Souliere & Son Tree Specialists. Ideally, your chosen method should reflect your priority with the removal. Here are a few examples of priorities during stump removal and which removal methods can satisfy them:

If Speed Is Of the Essence

If you want to get rid of the stumps in your yard as soon as possible, then there are only two ways to go:

Manual Method

This involves digging out the stumps using common gardening tools such as shovels, hoes, and axes. It works best if you only have one or two stumps to remove, you have the time to remove them, and the stumps have shallow roots.

Mechanical Method

This is where you use a stump grinder to cut down the stump material into small pieces that you can easily get rid of. You can hire a stump grinder and do the work on your own or hire a tree company to do it for you.

If You Don't Want To Spend a Lot of Energy

Both the mechanical and manual methods described above work great, but only if you have the energy for them. Make no mistake – they are labor intensive. For someone who wants DIY stump removal for the lowest energy cost, here are your options:


This method is so easy; in fact, you don't have to do anything at all. You just have to give the stump time to rot on its own. Of course, you should prepare to wait for the rotting for as long as necessary – years usually – and there is no guarantee that it will work, because the stump may grow new shoots.

Chemical Removal

This is like rotting, with the main difference being that you accelerate the process using chemicals. The rotting won't happen in a day. It still takes time, but it won't be as long as the natural method.

If You Don't Want To Hurt Yourself

Some stump removal methods are more dangerous than others, especially if you don't have the skills and experience to handle them. Examples include burning down the stump or using a stump grinder. If you want a safe method, try natural rotting or chemical removal. Don't forget that what might be safe for one person might not be safe for you.

If You Don't Want To Harm the Environment

Your stump removal method of choice may also be harmful to the environment if you aren't careful. The most dangerous method, as far as the environment is concerned, is chemical removal. However, any method can become dangerous to the environment depending on how well you execute it. For example, burning can end in a disaster if you let the fire spread to other areas or things.