Once in a while, we get a call from a homeowner who’s learned the hard way not to hire just anyone with a chainsaw and climbing gear to remove a hazardous tree in Wilmington Delaware.
Sometimes they tell us about the damaged property, other times they share, with a little bit of embarrassment, that they forgot to negotiate for debris removal…and that they’re stuck with a few cords of wood and a giant brush pile.
More often than not, they’re left with yet another problem: “What do I do with the stump they left behind?”
Before we tell you about our Wilmington Delaware stump grinding services, we thought we’d have a little fun and tell you what not to do, especially if you live in a suburban or urban residential neighborhood.
Don’t Bring In a Mule Team
Back in the day when horsepower helped tame the American prairies, farmers would wrap a chain around a stump and hitch it to a team of oxen, mules, or draft horses. Someone would lead the animals forward, while another would use a breaker bar as leverage under the opposite side. It was hard and often dangerous work, but it was effective.
Some people still use this method today, but we know how hard you worked to get your yard just right. Nothing’s weedier than fresh mule manure, and those hooves do some serious damage to lawns and pathways.
Explosives for Stump Removal in Wilmington Delaware? Ah…Not a Good Idea
Last season, one of our arborists met a Montana cattleman who was visiting his grown son in Wilmington. When the rancher found out what our arborist did for a living, he smiled. “When we had to get rid of a big stump or boulder, we’d just use dynamite,” he said. Then his eyes got a bit dewy and wistful. “Oh, boy do I miss those days.”
While strategically-placed dynamite charges are an effective way to remove a stump (and cut up stove-length firewood to boot) your neighbors might not appreciate having to replace their windows and track down their terrified pets.
Don’t Waste Your Time with Chemical Stump Killers
You’ve probably seen the over-the-counter products designed to break down old, dead stumps or kill live stumps before they can send up suckers. Not only are these chemicals a potential hazard to pets, kids, and wildlife, they take forever to work…if they work at all.
If you’ve become somewhat attached to the stump—after all, it might be the perfect plant stand or oversized side table for your lawn furniture—but you want to tell your spouse that you’re actively taking steps to get rid of the unsightly tree remnant, this just might be the perfect option for you.
Why Our Wilmington Delaware Stump Grinding Service is the Smart Choice for Stump Removal
Commercial-grade stump grinders, when operated by one of our experienced technicians, safely and effectively grind tree stumps down several inches below grade. After the site is covered with soil and smoothed over, you can immediately re-seed, sod, or mulch the spot while the remaining roots slowly decompose underground. Our teams will clean up and remove all wood chips and debris, and patch any disturbed spots in your soil or lawn left behind our low-impact machines.
The best part? Our stump grinders are compact, so there’s no need to tear down fences, block off traffic, bribe the neighbors or call in a crane. They work quickly, and efficiently so you can move forward with your landscaping plans (or your mid-day nap) right away.
Whether you’re hiring Brandywine for Wilmington DE Tree Removal or to come in and clean up after another tree cutter’s mess, our Wilmington Delaware stump grinding service is the finishing touch to our full-service, professional tree removal and the best way to keep you from starring in a viral YouTube video. 🙂