When I have an unusual chore around the house that I have to do, I always try to find a way to do it that will give me an acceptable result for the least amount of money possible. In some cases that’s a hard thing to do. I never want to spend a lot of money when there may be a simple and inexpensive solution out there to my particular problem.
In Isaiah 10 and 11 the prophet presents us with two contrasts; a mighty cedar tree and a sprouting rod. In the context used by Prophet Isaiah, both trees grow to full maturity but we see the cedar tree dying off completely, whereas the sprouting rod, though deeply wounded and cut down lives to blossom forever.
To begin with, you need to do some math to ascertain the damage that the felling process might cause. Check the diameter and height of the tree. There should be sufficient space for the tree to fall without causing damage to property. Decide how best to begin cutting the tree. You need to begin from the bottom and lop off the branches as you climb higher.
Dead wood in the form of trees, tree stumps, and even stacks of cut wood can become homes for rodents or insects. There may not be a problem right away, but the longer these are left out, the bigger the chance that you may have some uninvited guests move in. This could cause trees to become weaker and fall, or if the wood is too close to the dwelling, could invite termites or carpenter ants right into your house. It’s really not worth the risk. If you know you may want to cut your trees down at some point, you might as well do it now.
Digging can be tedious but we must always think that the joy of the job is not after stump has been removed instead on the actually digging itself. Small outward diggings around the stump would prove to be a helpful activity for both, removing the stump and doing exercise at the same time.
An adequately watered tree will not only look and smell wonderful, it will not shed as many leaves or needles and the branches will not droop. But the most important reason to keep your tree and the leaves moist is to prevent a fire hazard. Try to use miniature lights for decoration as they produce less heat and therefore are less drying to the tree. Always keep the tree stand filled with water so the bottom is never exposed to air and allowed to dry. This can happen very quickly and dried sap will form a barrier resin over the cut end of the Stump grinding Daytona Beach. If this resin forms on the base, it will prevent the tree from absorbing enough water and your tree dry out and die. The only remedy at this point will be to make a fresh cut on the bottom of the trunk and start over.
Another option for removal is to hasten the biodegrading process. Keep in mind that this option can take months. Just as with the manual process outlined above, reduce it to the smallest height possible before hitting the ground. Proceed by boring a rash of holes around 2 inches deep into the top. Add water to each hole and follow it up with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Cover the surrounding area with the same mixture.
As you start to uncover roots, take the bar and jam it down into the trench, breaking and cutting the roots. Continue to dig down, and away from the trunk, cutting roots as you go, and thrusting the bar towards the center of the trunk, underneath the dirt. Eventually, you will have cut enough roots, and have removed enough dirt, that some rocking and leverage against the trunk, will tip it over and you can haul it from the ground.