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Santa Maria Tree Services: Tree Stump Removal Specialists

Tree stump removal is expensive but necessary and involves some difficulties that can be minimized by following some techniques. The amount of time and energy the process consumes depends on the size, width and root system of the particular tree.


While the size and width of open holes may be the only factors, how deep and wide the tree roots extend beneath the ground is also another major concern.


When trees are felled or fallen, their stumps should be removed to prevent the formation of sprouts and fungal root rot. Although they are often large and heavy, tree stumps can be removed with the proper equipment and technique or removed by the procedure of using long-term chemicals.


Tree stumps can be left on the ground after felling, but this can cause shoot problems when new shoots emerge from the trunk and roots. Completely dead stumps will not form offshoots, but they can be carriers of root diseases such as Armilaria, Fusarium, Phytophthoras or other fungi, so it is not worth taking the risk.


Tree stumps can be physically removed at any time. It can be included in the work to remove the stumps when they are cutting down the tree is the most convenient way to remove the stumps. Chemical agents that destroy the stump should be applied to freshly cut wood, so it is best to apply them immediately after felling. Otherwise, they must be cut again before applying the product.


There are several methods to eliminate various types of tree stumps


Removal of the physical stump


This is the best solution. Ideally, the stump should be completely removed, but if this is not possible, alternative methods usually give satisfactory results. For smaller trees, stumps can be removed with a winch. For leverage it is necessary to leave a piece of good size on the stump (up to 1.2 m high) instead of cutting it at ground level.


Manual start or mechanical mini excavator eliminates most of the root system. Removal is easier if trees are felled so that there is a significant length of the trunk to give advantage to help removal. It is necessary to have the repair of the damages that can be caused in the steel or paving.


Dig tree stumps


For small tree stumps with roots that do not extend too deep, digging even with your hands can be a good option. For small larger stumps for which the hands may not be enough, some equipment such as shovel, ax, pruners, etc. They may be necessary.


Stump removal with the crusher


Alternatively, machines known as stump crushers equipped with a hydraulic rotor that supports bits with very sharp steel blades, with a set of bits of different diameters which crush the wood stump. Although stump crushers can be hired, they are potentially dangerous and are only for gardeners who trust that they can use the machinery safely.


Some roots will inevitably remain in the soil, but most will eventually rot in the soil.

Using the grinder or crusher to remove the stump may be a faster option if you have to remove a larger stump. Such elements almost chew the stump into pieces of up to 15 or 20 cm. below ground.


For small and medium-sized stumps, only a crusher with carbide teeth can be enough to finish the job in minutes. For large stumps, it may take a little longer. Feasible work in parks or gardens without underground networks.


Who wants dangerous insurance on their property?


That is exactly what those old tree stumps are! Not only are they dead trees, stumps is a responsibility and insecurity, they can be full of hidden dangers such as fungi and insects. These problems can spread to other nearby plants and trees, damaging their healthy landscape at Ocean Pines.


At Santa Maria Tree Services we use professional extraction equipment to ensure that the rest of the stump is below ground level. We cover the area and make sure we leave your garden cleaner than when we found it.


Don't wait to call Santa Maria Tree Services for professional tree stump removal at Ocean Pines. Let our certified arborist provide you with a free estimate. Call today for our stump grinding service and eliminate the safety hazard for your family and guests.

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