Can I Carry Out Stump Grinding Myself?

Posted February 17, 2023 by in Lifestyle

If you have a tree stump in your garden, you may want to remove it as soon as possible. Not only can it look unsightly and ruin the appearance of your outside space but it can also be very hazardous if it’s in a location where people could trip over it. If you do want to get rid of a tree stump, you may be wondering if you can do it yourself without hiring a local tree surgeon to carry out stump grinding in Essex. The question is yes, however, it’s not advisable for a number of reasons. Read on to find out why.

Why shouldn’t I carry out stump grinding myself?

Even though you can hire a stump grinder yourself, we don’t recommend doing so. Stump grinders are extremely powerful pieces of equipment that can be incredibly dangerous to people who have no experience or training in their use. The high-powered cutting wheels are capable of causing serious injury or even death. Any flying chips or other debris can also cause harm to you or bystanders or result in damage to nearby property.

Even discounting the risk of injury and damage, you may not possess the skills needed to grind down a tree stump successfully. Not only is stump grinding a technical task requiring the use of specialised machinery but it can also take up a lot of time, with particularly large stumps or those in difficult-to-access locations taking several hours to grind down below ground level. If you want the work to be carried out as efficiently as possible, it makes sense to enlist the services of a local tree care company.

Why choose us for stump grinding in Essex

Carrying out stump grinding yourself should only be an option if you’re trained to use a stump grinder. If you lack the necessary training and experience, it’s wise to leave the task to a professional tree surgeon. At Essex Tree Brothers, our tree surgeons have removed stumps of all sizes and from various tree species over the years. You can rely on our team to get rid of the stump from your garden safely and effectively, using the best methods to carry out the job as successfully as possible.

We use state-of-the-art stump grinders with powerful rotating blades which cut the stump wood into tiny pieces. One of our tree surgeons will guide the blade over the stump as the blade turns the wood to chips and lowers the stump to well below ground level. Not only will this improve the look of your landscape and increase safety, but it also frees up your land, allowing you to use the space for another purpose.

If there’s a stump in your garden that you want to remove, contact our experienced tree surgeons to carry out the work for you. We can remove the stump safely and efficiently. You can reach us by calling (01245) 955 117 or (01621) 484306 or by completing the form on the website.

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