If there is an old palm tree stump in your new home's yard that you would like to be rid of, then you've come to the right place. You can easily remove that ugly stump this weekend! Here are your three options for removing the palm tree stump in your yard:
Option #1: Use Manual Labor
The most effective way to remove a palm tree stump and its root ball is to dig it out the old-fashioned way - with a shovel. If the stump you are removing is from a smaller palm tree, then you can dig it out by hand. You need to dig all the way around the stump and below the root ball to break any smaller out-growing roots. This will prevent them from growing into a new tree. Remove the stump with the help of some strong friends and dispose of the stump or burn it if it is permitted in your area.
Option #2: Use Light Machinery
For a palm tree stump that is too large to be manually removed, you can rent a piece of light machinery to assist you. You have three options, you can rent a:
- skid steer
- power spade
- stump grinder
With a skid steer, you can dig around the stump and then lift it out with the bucket. A power spade will help you to dig around the perimeter of the stump and prepare it for lifting out either by hand or using a backhoe. Finally, you can opt for a stump grinder that is a specialized tool that will grind up the stump into a pile of wood chips.
Option #3: Use Heavy Machinery
If your palm tree stump is very large, you should have it professionally removed by a company with a backhoe or a tree spade. The backhoe can easily dig around even the largest of stumps in a matter of minutes. Using a chain or harness system, the backhoe can then lift out the stump and root ball onto a truck for disposal.
Now that you know how to remove that ugly palm stump in your home's yard, you no longer have an excuse to ignore the problem. If you do not feel up to the task of removing the stump yourself or if it is too large to be ground with a stump grinder, then you should contact a licensed tree service company, like Jonny's Tree & Landscaping Co., LLC, in your local area for assistance.