Removing a Stubborn Tree Stump Without Hiring Arborists for Grinding

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Posted on: 26 June 2019 by Shaun Talent

Some arborists include the service of stump removal in their package whereas others don't. If they are heavily charging extra amount for stump removal, it’s better to find some smart tricks.

Have you recently removed a tree from your property that had become a potential risk to the property damage? If yes, don’t forget to consider the issues with its stump. It may look like a small remaining part of a tree but don’t underestimate the struggle of removal. Some arborists include the service of stump removal in their package whereas others don't. If they are heavily charging extra amount for stump removal, it’s better to find some smart tricks. Generally, a professional agency either root out the stump by pulling it with the winch of a powerful vehicle or grind it. Rooting out with which is only possible if the tree is small in size. While grinding, some portion of the stump still remains on the ground that takes years to rote and decomposes. Rather than depending on a professional arborist, you can remove it its some easy tricks as mentioned below.

Promote bacterial & fungal infestation

Is a biodegradable substance that decomposes and reduces its size as the time passes. However, the natural process of decomposition will take 3 to 5 years which are very long. Bacteria and fungus mainly attracted to rotting things like manure. Put the manure on the top of the stump and also cover it from all sides. In the season of monsoon the bacterial & fungal infestation Rises that decomposes the entire stump within just one year. Even you can stroke the stump with a hammer after a few months. Sometimes, bacteria weakens it too much that it breaks down with just 4-5 shots. As compared to the stump grinding service in Dural, this process is completely free of cost. Make sure that the stump is far from your residential area and other plants because infestation of parasites may also badly affect the rest of the plants.

Burn with fuel

If you cannot wait too long for the decomposition of wood naturally, burn it with some fuel. Use a drill and poke around 10-12 holes of 10 inches. Do this process both vertically & horizontally. Pour liquid fuel whichever is present at your homes such as kerosene, petrol or anything else. After filling the holes, let the wood to soak it all. Wait for around 2-3 weeks then fill the holes again with the same fuel. Now, show the matchstick and watch it burning instantly. Burning is a better alternative to stump grinding in Sydney. Its results will always be positive.

Rot with chemicals 

Do you have some chemicals in the backyard such as calcium carbide or ammonium nitrate? If yes, consider them as the best rooting agents. Drill some holes and fill them with these rotting agents. In just a few weeks, it will become so week that you can break by hitting with a normal hammer. 


These are some easy life hacks to do without requiring tree removal and stump grinding professionals. If you can wait for a few weeks or months, these tricks will surely work. However, a professional arborist is essential if you are constructing something on the land and want instant clearance.

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