How Does Stump Removal Actually Work?

Are you dealing with a dead or unattractive tree or stump in your yard? Sometimes, a homeowner can take care of this themselves! This video from This Old House goes in-depth about the necessary steps to take when handling DIY stump or tree removal.

Unlike other specific yard projects, this type of work does not require an extensive amount of specialized equipment. A higher tree stump is easier to work with than a shorter one.

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You will want to dig around the tree stump, making the roots more accessible and ensuring that they aren’t hidden by dirt, rocks, or anything else. This will make it easier to push the rest of the stump out of the ground.

This process can be time-consuming, so keep that in mind! If you do not have a lot of time on your hands, you may need to reach out to a tree removal professional. Otherwise, set aside a couple of hours to ensure you can get the job done well.

You can use large shears to cut some of the smaller roots. This will detangle the majority of the stump from the Earth. Once that is finished, as well as the digging, you may need to use a battery-powered blade to separate the stump from the larger roots.

To learn more, watch this helpful video!