Smart Strategies for Tree Planting, Trimming and Maintenance

My name is Georgia, and I love to write. As an avid gardener, I have spent hours writing about gardening, but in this space, I wanted to turn my attention to trees in particular. I recently added a number of fruit trees to my garden, and I have old oaks in front of my house which have suffered and survived through a range of mishaps. If you want to learn ideas for taking better care of your trees, you have stumbled onto the right blog. Welcome to this space, please explore and share this blog with your friends if they inspire you.

Easy Stump Removal Methods


If you have recently had a tree cut down on your property but the stump has been left behind, you will more than likely want to have it removed as well.  A stump can not only be an eyesore and detract from the curb appeal of your home, but it can also be an attraction for insects and make it more difficult for your lawn to be maintained.

If you are looking for an alternative to digging up a tree stump, there are a couple other stump removal methods that are not quite so labour-intensive. Before you decide how to remove a stump from your property, it is a good idea to be aware of the easier stump removal methods that are still designed to deliver optimal results.


If speed is not something that is incredibly important to you when you are looking to remove a stump, you can choose the drilling method. This removal method does not require a big time investment from you and does not even require much labour, but it does take longer for results to be noticed. You can use a traditional drill to make holes within the stump. You will need to make holes over the entire surface of the stump; then, each hole that you drill will need to be packed with salt.

You can use traditional table salt that you have in your kitchen or opt to use rock salt. Make sure that you pack the hole to the top with the salt and it will work over time to take all the moisture from the stump. This will essentially kill the stump. It is also suggested that you place a plastic covering on top of the stump after you have packed the drilled holes with salt to speed up the process of drawing in all the moisture.


If you want to get rid of the stump using a removal method that does not require labour, but is also faster, you can opt to burn the stump away. This is only a viable option if you live in an area where burning within your yard is allowed by law. You can create a small hole at the top of the stump where you can place charcoal. You can then light a flame on the charcoal and create a fire that will burn the stump completely. Just make sure that you have water and gravel on hand if you need to put the fire out at any time during the burning process.

If you'd rather a professional do the job for you, visit Waratah Tree Services.


11 March 2016