Gum Tree Grinding
Do you have a relentless gum tree stump in your yard that you just can’t quite figure out what to do with? Gum trees are a type of hardwood tree that can make any type of tree maintenance more difficult, especially stump grinding.
Gum trees are shallow-rooted trees that make stump removal quite easy for manual digging methods. With a few extra tools, you could remove your gum tree stump yourself.
Stump grinding is probably the most reliable method for removing a stump.
One option is to hire a stump grinding service. Professional arborists and stump grinding services will have higher-quality equipment and training than you would have access to at any rental facility. The professional service will also leave you with a pile of wood shavings/mulch that you can either have hauled off of your property or repurposed for filling flower beds in your garden.
You can also rent your own stump grinder from a local hardware store in Melbourne. This may be cheaper than hiring a professional, and could be economical if you have multiple stumps to remove. However, the equipment may not be high-enough quality to cut through the hard wood that gum trees are made of.
It is also possible to remove your gum tree stump with a chainsaw if you have one in your workshop, but there are drawbacks to using a chainsaw for this type of project. Using your chainsaw in the dirt will dull your chain or could even cause breakage. If you choose this method, you will need to dig around the stump so that you can cut it down below ground level. You will then cut criss-crossed slices across the face of the stump until you have ground the stump down at least ten centimetres below grade.
Stump grinding can be an involved process, not to mention an expensive project scope. Instead of renting equipment or risking the possibility of damaging your own tools, you may be better off calling a professional arborist for help. We at Dynamic Arborist are very experienced in stump grinding and would be happy to help you with your gum tree stumps. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule a complimentary assessment.