Tree stumps are an inconvenience for any Tampa homeowner. Not only are they unsightly, but they are also hazardous if hidden by weeds and plants. Tree stump removal can be done without the help of a professional, but it is not recommended because of the risks for injury, property damage, and equipment damage during the process. If you’re not an experienced arborist, you can also risk damaging underground pipes and wiring, which can lead to costly repairs.

The best thing that you can do for your property when you’re plagued with ugly remains is hire a team of professionals for safe, efficient removal. Trained arborists can assess your property and decide which method of removal will be best suited for your Tampa property.



If the foliage you’re working with has shallow roots, meaning you can uncover them entirely using a standard shovel, this tree stump removal method will likely be the most efficient. Once the surrounding area has been dug up and the roots are exposed, professionals will cut the roots into smaller sections before pulling them out by hand or using various tools for assistance.

It is important not to attempt this on your own because if you’re not sure how deep your roots are, you could risk digging unnecessarily large pits into your landscaping. Call a trained professional in the Tampa area who will be able to determine if this is the right method by looking at the type of oak you have, its size, and the surrounding area before any land gets hacked into.


Power grinders work best for plants with deep roots, as they can reach 12 inches below the land’s surface. These machines have rotating disks with a claw-like shape that chips away at the wood all the way through to the roots. While it is possible to rent a grinder for a DIY tree stump removal job, it is not recommended. This equipment can be dangerous for someone inexperienced with the process and requires that proper safety gear be worn.


Chemical tree stump removal is a more drawn out process than the other two options. In this process, holes are drilled into the wood, and chemicals are poured into the holes. The chemical is absorbed and will slowly rot and soften the remains in four to six weeks.

The important thing to know here is which chemicals will work best for the type of plants in your yard. If you have children or pets, it will be especially important to consult with a Tampa professional before choosing to chemically dispose of a tree stump on your own, as chemicals can be dangerous.


If your beautiful Tampa landscape is plagued with unpleasant stumps, call Payne’s Environmental at (813) 677-6822. We offer tree stump removal for homeowners who are ready to get rid of old, dead foliage and embrace a beautiful, healthy lawn.

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