diy tree stump removal

Thinking of attempting a DIY tree stump removal project? As the leading provider of tree stump removal services in Dallas we know the many dangers associated with the job and why you should never attempt to do it yourself. 

We know that removing a stump is a difficult and time-consuming project if you don’t have the right tools or state-of-the-art equipment like us. A DIY tree stump removal project can be dangerous for the person doing the job, especially if you don’t have the proper training and proper tools for the job.

Some of the problems you should consider are when doing it yourself are:

1. Underground concerns

The first problem you are likely to come in contact with in a DIY tree stump removal project is manmade. Water pipes are less dangerous, but can flood your entire yard in a matter of minutes. Gas lines are a fire hazard and electric lines can electrocute you and cause injury or death.

If you are serious about removing the tree stump, you need to know that the root system runs much deeper and much farther than what you think. Removing a tree may also make pests run from one tree to the next and other plants nearby.

2. Problems above the ground

For proper stump removal especially large trees, you will most likely need specialized machinery. If you don’t have training operating the equipment it can be dangerous. You may also encounter flying debris, which can hit your eyes and people passing.

3. The stump isn’t just a stump

On the surface a tree stump might appear easy to remove by yourself right? But that’s not always the case. It’s only when you start digging that you realize what appeared to be a manageable stump is actually a nightmare right in front of your eyes.  

Even seemingly small trees can have extensive root systems but once uncovered require lots of labor for removal.

Many people have tried DIY tree stump removal without investing in professional help, putting themselves, their homes, and other people at risk. Removing a stump with a rope or a strap attached to your vehicle is not the best or most of the time even an effective solution.

At Chippers Tree Service we offer tree removal and stump grinding services, which many choose to go with where we grind the stump 6” below grade level. Call today for help: 972-743-9959 and get a free estimate.