A Guide to Tree Stump Removal
Don’t let a tree stump ruin the beauty of your landscape. You might be wondering how you can have the tree stump removed without having to pay much. The thing is, you haven’t really sat down and try to calculate the cost of having your tree stump removed. The good news is that removing the tree stump from your yard does not really cost that much. Below is a breakdown of the cost of professional tree stump removal services and the cost of a DIY tree stump removal.
For professional services, the cost varies and it can go at an average of $150 to $300 to remove a stump. It can go anywhere between those figures. It can either go lower or higher than these figures.
There are many things to consider when doing stump removal. These factors actually determine the total cost of the service.
If you have a large stump, then it will naturally take more time and labor to remove. There are companies that charge per inch of diameter for each stump. So, you pay $90 for removing a stump with a 30-inch diameter which is priced at $3 per inch.
Removing many tree stumps would mean simply multiplying a per stump price with the number of stumps that are removed. Calculate the price of each stump by using the method above and add them all up to get the total cost. If you are removing many tree stumps during a single visit of the stump removal company, then you will like be given a discount.
Stump removal costs also varies according to geographical location. Stump removal charges higher for places where fuel, equipment, and labor costs more.
There is a high labor cost if stumps are not easy to access. This is when you need to maneuver around trees to find the stump or if the stump if against your house.
If you want to do stump removal yourself, then you will need to purchase the right equipment to do the job like a stump grinder which is also very costly. IF you can’t afford to buy equipment, then you can rent It from a home improvement store. You can also use a specialized chemical called a stump remover or stump killer which you only need to pour on a stump and it helps it to decay. Decaying will take time and the chemicals are harmful.
It is better to hire a professional for stump removal than doing it by yourself. Their equipment and knowledge of stump removal will make them do the job faster.