When a tree is cut, removed or has fallen down, its stump is usually left behind. Especially for trees that have grown old for many years with very large and hard roots that extend deep underground, removing these stumps could get especially difficult. And so many would look for the best tree stump killer to stop new growth in the area where a tree once stood.
Removing a stump is challenging especially when dealing with large and old ones. Even if it is no longer attached to a tree, it is not easy to just pull the stump out. Some would call for stump removal service just to get rid of a tree stump. Note that even the best tree stump killer cannot remove a stump from the ground. It will simply kill the stump completely so that there would no longer be any tree regrowth.
Here are some of the top tree stump killers that you can try out:
1. Salt: Many would insist that only Epsom salt works when in fact, both Epsom and rock salt works in killing tree stumps. You need to drill at least a dozen holes into the tree stump and pour the salt in. Cover the top of the tree stump and wait for a few weeks. The roots will eventually be killed. When you use rock salt, the tree stump may even decompose, which makes complete stump removal easier.
2. Cover the Tree Stump With Dark Plastic: Begin by making sure that the stump is cut as short as possible - closer to the ground, the better. Sunlight promotes growth and without it, a tree stump will no longer grow and will eventually die. If you have a large dark bucket, you can use this to cover the tree stump. Make sure no area is left exposed to sun and oxygen. You may also use a black trash bag. Place a heavy object on top of the trash bag so it will stay in place. You will see that tree stump will begin to decompose within a couple of months.
3. Burning: If you don’t want to wait weeks or months using the above methods, you can try burning the tree stump. But you have to be extra careful if you do this. And also keep in mind that burning wood is not allowed in some areas so you must double check that as well so you won’t get in trouble with the law. Once again, drill some holes into the tree stump and pour kerosene. Using scrap wood or leaves, carefully light the tree stump. Make sure you keep watch while doing this so that the fire does not spread in surrounding areas.
Killing tree stumps is not as difficult as it seems, but as mentioned, it does not usually get rid of a stump completely. Unless you burn one to the point that it becomes ashes, you will end up with a decomposing tree stump in your property unless you manage to pull it out.
Instead of using the best tree stump killer, you can also get assistance in Debary stump removal. At Duval and Son Services, we have a well-equipped team of experienced pros in stump removal. Instead of waiting for weeks or months to kill a stump, we can get the job done within a day for you. We service Deltona, Sanford, DeLand, Lake Mary, Orange City, Debary, and nearby areas. Call us at 386-717-4959 to get a free estimate!
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