If you have been left with a stump in your yard, you want to make sure that you get that stump out of your yard as quickly as possible. It can be a prime living spot for animals from bees to raccoons. If you want to get rid of the stump, then one way to do that is to use a stump grinder. 

Stump Grinders

These tools are similar to the garbage disposal system you have in your kitchen sink, only on a much grander scale and mobile. The way that they work is that you put the grinder on the stump, and the teeth eat away at it, a little bit at a time. You may have to give the tool a place to start by cutting parts of the stump away. That will let the grinder fit into where it's going, if the stump is too tall, and give it a good place to get a foothold to start grinding. As you grind away at the stump, you can move it ahead, and get to the next part of the stump and grind it away too. If you are going to get a stump grinder in order to do the job, there are some things that you are going to need to think about first. 


Before you do anything, you should make sure that you are going to be safe. That includes making sure that your family and pets are going to be safe, so you will probably want to keep them inside your house, especially if you have younger children who are curious about everything. You are also going to want to make sure that you are protecting your physical safety. That includes wearing protective eyewear so that no chips and pieces fly up and hit you in the eyes. You might also want to protect your hearing by wearing something like earplugs. You should also wear heavy shoes that cover your toes so that they don't get hurt while you are grinding away at the stump. Even if it's hot outside, you will also need to wear long sleeves and long pants in order to protect yourself as much as possible. 

If you have a stump that you want to get rid of, you can rent a stump grinder and take care of it yourself. If you don't want to handle it yourself, you can always call a tree service like Tree Landers and have them come grind it down for you.