Stump Grinding – DIY Vs. Hiring A Tree Expert

Feb 18 2015

People take out trees for a number of reasons – as a landscaping requirement, if they are precariously reaching the electric lines or if they are dead. Whatever the reason may be, calling the experts to do the job is the best way to go about this task.

Though you can easily chop down the tree with a chainsaw, you may lack the knowledge on how to do it properly. Cutting down a tree and removing the stump require the experience of stump removal professionals. If you’re not convinced, then let’s break down the advantages and disadvantages of doing the task yourself versus hiring the experts.

Grinding a Stump Yourself

You will need to invest in the right equipment. This project will call for a shovel or garden mattock, a chain saw, a drill, a wheelbarrow and a gas-powered stump grinder. The grinder will automatically set you back a couple of thousands of dollars. If you choose to rent, you need to shell out $100-$200 per day, depending on the size of the machine.

If this is your first time to use a grinder, you need to spend at least a couple of hours to read the manual and learn how to operate it properly. And since you don’t really do this kind of job, the task may take longer than usual and the end result may not be acceptable. When you’re not satisfied with your work, you’ll probably end up hiring an expert, thus spending more.

Hiring The Experts

Getting the services of a tree stump removal specialist is very reasonable with the total cost depending on the number of stumps you want to remove and the diameter. If you have more than one tree stump that you want to take out, the company can offer you a good deal. Normally, you will be charged a fee for the first stump, and a lower fee for each succeeding stumps.

Because you hired a legit company to do this, they are fully equipped with all the things that they need to get the job done. You don’t have to bother with finding and buying machines and tools. And since they have been doing this for a very long time, they are experienced enough to know the most efficient and effective way to completely take out the tree stump.

When you consider all these things, it makes more sense to get the services of an expert stump grinding company. It’s practical, cost-effective and less time consuming.

Find out more about tree stump grinding here.

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