Stump Removal/Grinding Services in Asheville & Hendersonville, NC
If you reside in Asheville, NC and you experience the daily unsightliness of an old tree stump on your property, it’s time to tackle this problem with the help of Quality Tree Services. It doesn’t matter if you have an old stump from a White Oak, Lodgepole Pine, Balsam fir, Sugar Maple or any other tree. Servicing buncombe county, Quality Tree Services can help to make your property look like a million bucks once that old tree is long gone.
Reasons Why You Should Have A Tree Stump Removed
Let’s face the fact that trees eventually do die. When they do, in most instances, they are cut down and an ugly stump is left behind. However, stump removal is ignored many times. But, if one is serious about the look of their yard, lawn and/or property, stump removal becomes an important matter.
Aside from being an eyesore, tree stumps are just downright dangerous. If the location of the stump is in a high traffic area (i.e. where children run and play), it can easily be tripped over. One of the worst-case scenarios would be if a neighbor hurts themselves on the stump, or a client/customer gets injured (in the case of the stump existing on a business’s property). If either incident occurs, the property owner could be liable and face the risk of financial loss due to a lawsuit.
If your tree stump doesn’t cause anyone physical damage, it can draw insects. When it comes to property ownership, one of the most feared insects is the termite which can cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. If you leave a tree stump unattended, there is only a limited amount of time that will pass before insects will appear and affect the wood of your home or building.
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. Make Asheville, NC safer and have it removed so that you can regain your piece of mind.
Methods of Removing a Tree Stump
Even a very large tree can be cut down in as little as one day. However, tree stump removal can be a process that is much more involved. Some stumps are harder to remove than others. For this reason, different techniques may need to be applied for optimal results.
One of the more well-known methods of removing tree stumps in buncombe county is most likely via stump grinding. This process involves the use of a heavy-duty stump grinding machine which is especially effective on large stumps. A stump grinding machine can weigh up to half of a ton. When using such a machine, other tools such a shovel and chainsaw is also necessary. Rocks and other debris must be shoveled away to prevent them from being turned into flying projectiles. A chainsaw is used to cut away any excess stump that remains from when the tree was cut down. The actual machine that performs the stump grinding can be a complicated and dangerous piece of equipment. So, instead of having to rent a grinder, transport it, attempt to remove the stump and risk injury or property damage, simply contact Quality Tree Services and leave the hard work to them.
Alternative Ways to Remove A Tree Stump
It may go without saying that using a grinder is not the only way to remove a tree stump. There are quieter and less labor-intensive ways to get the job done. However, alternative methods can still involve a level of danger. Therefore, you should still consider calling Quality Tree Services to the rescue.
One alternative method to getting rid of a tree stump is using chemicals. There are many products available that can provide suitable results. They work by drastically speeding up the time that it takes for the stump to decay. The active ingredient for this process is potassium nitrate. Chemical fertilizers that have a large amount of nitrogen can also be used. These types of chemicals will help bacteria to grow at an exponential rate to speed up the decaying of the stump. The entire process (from chemical application to full stump breakdown) can take anywhere from several weeks or months. In the end, one can simply use an ax to remove the stump by breaking it up.
A more common method of eradicating tree stumps is to use the element of fire. This requires some technique which involves using a drill to insert holes through the top of the stump. It is important to ensure that the holes have a large diameter as a fire accelerant will be poured into them. It is highly imperative that gasoline is never used. Kerosene or fuel oil are best. Once the accelerant is poured into the holes, you must allow two weeks for it to be fully absorbed by the stump. Lastly, a lit match is then dropped into each hole. In a matter of days, only a burned hole will remain. Although this method can be completed without the use of professional assistance, Quality Tree Services features superior safety methods which include knowledge of local fire codes. These aspects can prevent a fire from getting out of control or fines from the local authorities.
If you need to have a tree stump vanquished, don’t wait any longer for service. Contact Quality Tree Services now for a safer and greener tomorrow that is free from stumps.