Stump Grinding & Removal Services in Asheville or Buncombe County, NC
Trees are some of the most majestic life forms on Earth. We depend on them for a multitude of reasons. Like all life, trees eventually die. The death of a tree usually results in it being cut down, leaving behind an ugly stump. However, stump removal is ignored in many instances. On the contrary, if one gives thoughtful consideration about the look of their yard, lawn and property as a whole, removing a tree stump becomes essential. Low Price Tree Services currently provides services to Asheville, Henderson County, buncombe county and Hendersonville, NC. Whether you have one or a dozen tree stumps on your property, call us to make plans to have them safely removed.
Why Do I Need to Have My Tree Stump Removed?
Besides the fact that it’s not pleasing to the eye, tree stumps are potentially dangerous objects. If the location of the stump is in a high traffic area (i.e. where children play), it can easily be stumbled over. A nightmare scenario can arise if a neighbor hurts themselves on the stump, or a customer gets injured (in the case of the stump existing on a business’s property). If either incident occurs, the property owner faces liabilities which can include financial loss from a lawsuit.
You may feel as though your existing tree stump is nowhere near an area that can cause injury to people. Nevertheless, because it is made of wood, the stump can attract insects. Property ownership and insects is never a good combination. One of the most dreaded insects is the termite which can cause severe damage to wooden structures. This damage can result in costly and time consuming repairs. A tree stump that is left to it’s own devices is a ticking time bomb. Only so much time will elapse before insects appear and then migrate to your home or building as unwanted guests.
For the sake of personal safety, the health of homes and buildings, the beauty of your lawn and your financial stability, if you have an old tree stump please don’t wait any longer. Hendersonville, Henderson County and our neighboring service areas in North Carolina can be made much safer. By having tree stumps removed, you can regain your piece of mind.
How Are Tree Stumps Removed?
Despite the size of a tree, it usually can be cut down in as little as a few hours. However, the tree stump that is left behind requires more elaborate procedures to remove it. Some stumps are harder to remove than others if they are very large. Therefore, different methods may need to be utilized to achieve peak results.
One of the more well known methods of tree stump removal in buncombe county and Asheville, NC is stump grinding. It involves the use of a heavy duty stump grinding machine. This option is highly effective on large stumps. A stump grinding machine can weigh up to 1000 pounds. To aid the machine, other tools such as a shovel and chainsaw are crucial. A stump grinding machine moves at a high rate of speed. It can cause small objects to become flying projectiles. Therefore, rocks and other debris must be shoveled away to a safe distance. Before the stump grinding process begins, parts of the stump that remain in excess must be removed with a chainsaw.
It’s important to note that due to the size and weight of the grinding tool, it can be difficult to use. Thus, this tool exhibits a high level of danger. Instead of having to rent a grinder, transport it, attempt to remove the stump and risk injury or property damage, just kick back and call Low Price Tree Services. Rest easy and leave the hard work to us.
Different Methods Of Tree Stump Removal
While it is the most well-known method, using a grinder is not the only option for eliminating tree stumps. If you’re concerned about disturbing the peace, there are ways to get the job done requiring little to no noise. However, these substitutes for grinding can still present hazardous situations. Therefore, you should still consider calling Low Price Tree Services to the rescue.
Chemical removal of a tree stump is an alternative method. There is no shortage of available chemical products that are capable of providing desirable results. They work by increasing the time that it takes for the stump to deteriorate. Potassium nitrate is the active chemical which interacts with the stump. Chemical fertilizers containing a high amount of nitrogen can also be used. When these products are applied, bacteria begins to grow at an exponential rate to speed up the decaying of the stump. The entire process (from initial treatment to death of the stump) can last a few weeks or several months. Upon completion, the last step is to break up the remains with an ax and dispose of them.
Another common way to stamp out tree stumps is through the use of fire. This requires some fine skills and preparation. To begin, using a drill, holes will need to be drilled through the top of the stump. It’s imperative that the holes are large enough to pour a fire accelerant into them. Before you get too excited, let’s be clear that under no circumstances should gasoline be used. The use of Kerosene or fuel oil are best. After pouring the accelerant into the holes, allow the stump to soak it up for two weeks. Lastly, your hired, trained professional will drop a lit match into each hole. In a few days, only a burned hole will remain. Although this method can be completed without the use of professional assistance, Low Price Tree Services has knowledge of high safety methods. Also, we know all about local fire codes throughout our service areas. By hiring us for the job, you can prevent a fire from getting out of control or fines from the local authorities.
After reading, you now have a better understanding of the severity of having a tree stump removed. If you need to conquer a tree stump, the time to act is now. Contact Low Price Tree Services now so that you can soon have an obstacle-free landscape.