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Get Rid Of That Ugly Tree Stump In Your Yard In One Day

If the previous owner of your home left behind an ugly tree stump, then you can easily remove it yourself. This is a project that anyone with some basic DIY skills can accomplish in a single day. While not complicated, you should understand everything you can about the safety of using tow ropes and stump grinders before beginning the process.

Tree Stump Removal Options

When it comes to removing your big tree stump in one day, there are two common options. The first is to remove the tree stump by using a shovel and a truck. The second option is to grind the stump down using a rented stump grinder.

The first option is free; however, it leaves you with a large stump that you have to dispose of, and it is a lot of physical labor. The second option will cost you about the same as renting a car for a day, but it will make the process a lot easier for you. And, as an added bonus, you will not have a large stump to dispose of when you are done because it will be ground down to sawdust.

Digging and Pulling a Tree Stump

If the tree stump is not too large, you can dig around the entire base of the stump. When you have the area around the stump dug out, then you can wrap a tow strap on the stump and pull it out of the ground using a truck.

If you choose to pull the stump, then you need to take care with the tow straps and keep everyone out of the way while pulling because the strap could break under the tension and injure someone.

Renting a Tree Stump Grinder

When you rent the tree stump grinder from your local contractor equipment rental company, the staff will show you exactly how to use the machine. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about safety and use of the machine. It is vital that you leave the rental store understanding how to properly operate the stump grinder. This will keep you from injuring yourself or others while you are using it in your yard.


Tree stumps are ugly and can be a hazard for people and animals. On your next day off from work, rent a stump grinder from a place like Rentals And More Inc.and get rid of that eyesore once and for all. Make sure that you follow all of the safety information you were given about the machine to prevent injuries.