By Norman Rufo

Dead trees can be an eyesore, and they can be very dangerous. If you have some on your property that you want gone, or if you just heave some that are not dead but are in a bad location, then you should look into tree cutting and stump grinding. You can do it on your own or you can hire a professional service to do it for you. There are many individuals and large companies that do this kind of business.

If you are going to take on this task yourself, you will want to start by cutting down the tree. The most important thing to keep in mind when doing this is safety. You will be operating a chainsaw, which is dangerous in itself, and you will have the added danger it falling. Ensure that where you cut the tree will not cause the tree to fall on you, your house, your car, or any electrical wires.

Once you have all of your personal protective equipment, such as a face shield or goggles, long pants, close toed shoes, and a sturdy pair of gloves, look through your chainsaw manual and read the instructions. Remember to always keep both feet on the ground and both hands on the saw at all times!

If you have cut a tree down and have a stump left you need to get rid of then grinding is the only option. To grind it you can cover it completely with soil and wait for it to decay. You can speed up the process with a commercial product, but it will still take about 3 months. If you do not want to wait that long then you need an actual grinder. You can buy one and do it yourself or you can hire someone to do it for you.

If you are not up to doing this task yourself, you can hire a commercial service to do it for you. It generally costs between $100 and $150 per stump and then $25 to $50 for each one after that. If you are not going to do this on a regular basis then renting a grinder or hiring someone to do it for you is probably the best way to go.

If you need tree cutting and stump grinding on your property and you want to do it yourself, remember safety is the most important thing! If you don't want to do it yourself or are not comfortable with a chainsaw and grinder then it would be best to hire someone.

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