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Let’s say that you have gotten rid of a tree that didn’t work in your Ottawa backyard, but now there is a stump that you need to contend with. While the tree removal process can be pretty straightforward, doing away with the stump can be a bit daunting. And this is the reason why stump removal costs are not included in the tree removal cost. In fact, a tree stump leaves you well—stumped.

But if you are looking for the best home DIY process, you are in the right place. But before we jump into the different DIY options available, let’s take a look at the various features that might dictate your tree removal process.

What to Consider When Choosing Stump Removal Options

Before embarking on a certain tree removal option, you need to consider various stump characteristics. Does the stump in your backyard have deep roots? What is its size? Remember, a large tree stump may not come out as quickly as the small ones. Age is also another important indicator when choosing the best technique to eliminate a stump. Simply, the older a stump is, the easier it will be to eliminate it.

That said, here are the top DIY stump removal techniques.

Different Home DIY Stump Removal Techniques

Once you have the above details about your backyard tree stump, it’s time to choose the best stump killer technique. Here are the top home DIY stump removal techniques that will help you to eliminate the stump with ease.

1. Using Your Hands and a Chainsaw

If the stump in your backyard is a small one, then you can just use your hands to get rid of it. Here are the different tools that you will use in this method.

  • Shovel
  • Ax
  • Chainsaw
  • 4-wheel truck
  • Chain
  1. Use the chainsaw to cut off any branches that might be attached to the stump as well as to cut off the top part of the stump.
  2. Now use your shovel to dig and reveal the stump roots and cut off the main roots with the ax.
  3. Check that all the roots have been cut off from the stump and wrap the chain around it before connecting it to the four-wheel truck.
  4. Start the truck and alternate between forward and reverse to completely wiggle the stump from its foundation.

2. Grinding

When your stump is a bit large that you cannot remove it through the above technique, you can opt for the grinding method. Hiring a heavy-duty grinder is not a complicated process. With around $100 to $200, you are good to go. Some of the things that you will need include:

  • A grinder
  • Rake
  • Shovel
  • Chainsaw
  1. Use the shovel to clear and uncover the top part of the stump
  2. With the chainsaw, cut off as much protruding part of the stump as you can.
  3. Now with the hydraulic level on the grinder, raise the unit some inches above the stump.
  4. Turn on the unit and lower it about 3 inches into the stump, and initiate a side-to-side movement through the lever.
  5. Grind it until it is four inches under the ground and fill the hole with the remnants of the stump before covering it with soil or grass.

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