The Best Emergency Tree Removal Services
Shredding with a grinder, burning and digging out are some of the ways of tree stump removal. Some tools are used hand in hand with the grinder to remove tree stumps and they are shovel, mattock, chainsaw and a rake. The shovel or mattock are used to clear the rocks around the stump. Cutting of the tree stump to reduce the size is done by a chainsaw. Reducing the size of the tree stump by cutting is done to level it to the ground. The tree stump removal is by use of a grinder which completely removes the tree stump.
A power tool or equipment attachment that removes tree stumps by means of rotating cutting disc that chips away the wood is a stump grinder. A stump cutter is also the same as a stump grinder. The size of stump grinders are either as large as trucks or medium sized as a lawn mower. The chipping of roots into small chips and grinding of the stump is done by using high speed disk with teeth which describes the working of stump grinders.
Stump grinding requires a qualified landscaper or arborist. Incorporation of a cutter wheel with fixed carbide teeth is common with most stump grinders. Hydraulic cylinders control the movement of cutters that push the cutter head laterally through the stump while raising and lowering it.
As compared to stump grinding, stump removal is a more challenging and time consuming process. Ways in which tree stump removal is challenging and time consuming is by removing the roots along with the stump. Removing the root ball is such a task as it can grow four to ten times the size of the trunk and can be well rooted to the ground making it even harder and tiresome to remove from the ground. On the other hand stump grinding is much simpler and doesn’t require a lot of work as it only involves taking a grinder and grinding the stump to a pulp.
After grinding the stump to a pulp the small pieces of the stump are used to cover the ground ensuring there is no hole. According to the size of the stump, landscapers or arborist charge accordingly. Several methods are followed through during stump grinding.
So as to spare the damage of teeth of the cutting wheel then rocks are removed around the base of the stump using a shovel or mattock. The stump is trimmed carefully to the ground using a chainsaw which speeds up the stump grinding process but is not a necessary step. In order to raise the grinder wheel a few inches above the stump a hydraulic lever is used. The stump’s front edge has a wheel directly over it as the machine is driven to that position. By slowly swinging the wheel from side to side the wood is cleared.