The hardest part of removing a tree is removing the stump. It is very dangerous to chop a tree to a very low level near to the ground. There are many situations which require you to remove the stump including landscaping, and installing a fence. Hiring a stump removal services can help you to save money and time.
You can rent the stump grinder but you must have a lot of tree stumps to remove in order to make it worthwhile in comparison to the cost. It can be risky to remove the stump yourself as it will create an unattractive space in your garden. There are many limitations for removing the stump on your own. Renting a hydraulic tree stump grinder only enables you to remove very small stump. Hiring a stump removal company is the best option unless you only want to remove a few very small stumps.
It costs about a few dollars to a few hundred dollars to remove a tree stump. The cost for the stump removal depends on many factors including location, accessibility, and size of the stump, total number of stumps, soil condition, root system, stump age, cleanup and type of equipments. The larger the stump, the more it will cost. The price for removing a stump in urban area is high. Harder and denser tree stump will cost more to remove. Older tree has denser root system so it will cost more to remove tree stump of an old tree. You will be charged more if it is dry soil or clay. Lots of sawdust will be left on the ground after the tree stump removal. You will have to pay an additional fee to hire the professional to remove the sawdust.
You may be charged based on the diameter of the stump. You can get discount for the stump removal service if you have a lot of tree stumps to remove. Many companies offer some discount with each additional stump you hire them to remove. If you need to clear a large open land that has a lot of tree stumps, you may be charged on an hourly basis.
The stump removal contractor usually will pay a visit to your site before offering a quote. The contractor will explain how the stump removal work will be carried out. He will let you know what types of equipment are used and how they will be brought into the site. The company you hire should be fully licensed and bonded in case accident happens on the site. You should obtain quote estimates from at least 4 stump grinding contractors.