Couple of months ago a neighbour came over to my house to chat, we always enjoy sitting together over a cup of tea and some scones. Not that we’re brits by any means, I’m not sure if that’s really a british thing or not come to think of it. Anyhow, we got to the subject of landscaping which inevitably moved on to trees and foliage of all sorts. Now we’ve always had this huge tree stump in our backyard that was really bothersome, and after much discussion I came to conclusion that the tree stump should be removed from our yard. Why suffer with that obnoxious thing any longer when we can just hire a local stump removal company to come and get rid of it? Well, there is no good reason and so that set me on my journey to find someone who can do the job, and do it well.
In Oshawa, Ontario (not too far from the big city of Toronto) there are a few different companies that provide these services, and you will definitely want to hire someone because the job requires huge, loud, messy machinery to do it properly. The biggest step is probably cutting the tree down, which takes a professional that knows their craft inside and out if you want to avoid property damage, a quick search on YouTube revealed this to me.
So I set about contacting all the local companies. I found one guy, in particular, that was really genuine and helpful, he runs StumpTech who provide stump removal & grinding services, they came and not only cut out tree down but did the entire stump grinding process. They use a pretty huge machine that basically scoops/chops the stump out of the ground, here’s a video of that machine as well, very powerful and gets the job done:
The cost wasn’t that great, but then again my tree wasn’t huge. So all in all my experience was pretty good and so if you have pesky annoying trees don’t stress about it just have them removed. I’ll do my best to get some pictures of the aftermath, but it’s not really much to show since the tree is gone now (maybe I have some old pictures of the tree still up I can add here). Until then, have a nice day!