Dead Tree Trunk

Dead tree trunks can make up a huge portion of your yard, especially if you live in a cold climate. Getting rid of a dead or dying tree is not always an easy task, but with some careful planning you can remove any dead branches and pruned branches and leave behind healthy, strong trees. Here are some dead tree trunk removal ideas:

Dead Spotted Tree - If your tree has a dead trunk and it has fallen on its side, you may notice a white or yellow spot on the underside of the tree. This indicates that the tree has just fallen and the roots are just about to break through the surface of the earth. Dead trees are often very weak and when you dig up and remove them, it is easier to see why they are susceptible to breaking. Search for young growing branches that look like they are about to form a new crown above the hole you just dug.

Dried Up Stump - If you find a dead tree trunk on your property, don't despair. They are still beautiful and you can often salvage them. The key to saving a dried up stump is first removing all the soil around it. Next you will want to rake up any grasses or weeds that may be growing around it. Then remove the old bark from around the base of the tree. Once the old bark is removed you can safely remove the remaining material around the base of the tree and discard it.

Cut Off the Tips - Often when a stump is cut off it has a few twigs or leaves attached. You can use these to fill in any empty space around the stump and make it look like a nice tree. The best way to do this is to take one small section of the stem and wrap it around the hole you have drilled. Then carefully remove the rest of the stem. You can reattach it with a little bit of filler if you want to, but it is easier to just simply cut it off.

Use a Caddy - If you have a tree stand or some sort of caddy to hold your dead tree in place while you work, it will make working much easier. It will also help you keep your hands from getting dirty, which is always a problem when digging up a dead tree stump. When the job is done, it will be much safer for you because your hands are not covered in stump oil, dust, or dirt. A caddy is also a great tool to use if you plan on using other tools to clean up the stump, such as a power saw.

You can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by taking a few minutes and making sure that you take the right steps when removing a dead branch. First you want to be sure that the tree stump you want to get rid of is dead and has no toxin in it. Next you want to dig it out, and use one of the methods mentioned above to protect yourself from injury, and lastly you want to cover the hole with some sort of material that will keep you from getting dirt and dust in your eyes and face. It's a lot easier than it sounds, and you will have a much easier time with your stump removal job.

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