The backyard can be disturbing sometimes when an eyesore like a tree stump is present. Removal of these remains depends mostly on its size. In handling big stump, it is advised to call for professional help. In small to average range of tree or shrub stumps, a simple instruction for stump removal can be helpful.
There are different ways in stump removal. The mechanical method is commonly used for bigger stumps. Mechanical routing is the fastest method. These machines grind by operating a large flywheel with cutting teeth. By moving back and forth, the operator moves the cutter head over the stump and grinding it away little by little.
Another method is by the natural process of decomposition. By cutting the upper bigger and portion of the tree, the stump if left behind will decay slowly. The time of decay also depends on the size of the stump. There are many factors that can affect the decomposition of the stump from 1 to many years including the size of the stump, the kind of specie and the soil form. Keeping the soil moist and piling mulch over the stump can stimulate the fungus production. Commercial availability of nitrogen fertilizer can boost the decay time and can cut the time in half.
Manual digging of the stump can also be done but must be with proper tools. If considered, any remains of the tree trunk should be left taller to support leverage that will eventually loosen and break the roots.