What is stump poisoning?
Stump poisoning involves applying chemicals to the stump via holes or wounds and the soil. Successful stump poisoning will prevent any future growth and break down the existing stump and roots system over two to six months.
Why choose stump poisoning?
When it comes to stump removal, there are multiple different methods. We at Jim’s Trees and Stump Removal offer an easy and economic removal option with stump poisoning. There are multiple benefits to choosing stump poisoning over other removal methods.
As stump poisoning requires less intensive labour and equipment, it is a cheaper alternative to stump grinding. Poisoning is an ideal option for those on a tight budget or those who require multiple stumps to stop growing.
Stump poisoning is an ideal option for stumps close to essential infrastructure such as water and gas or stumps in awkward and inaccessible positions for grinding equipment. There is also minimal noise when using stump poisoning compared to grinding.
Easy and effective
Unlike stump grinding, poisoning is relatively easy. The application of the poison is fast and effective. The stump will break down over a six month period and should prevent any new growth. Poisoning is also an effective option for particularly stubborn species such as the Casuarina or cherry trees.
Assess the stump and environment
At Jim’s Tree & Stump Removal, we are professional arborists. We are also passionate about sustaining the environment and doing our part to conserve it. Before we begin to apply the stump with poison, we carefully review the stump and surrounding area for any hazards. This includes checking for any neighbouring plants, vegetation, insects, animals and waterways which may be negatively impacted by possible poison runoff.
Prepare the stump
After assessing the area and preventing any possible hazards to the environment, we then prepare the stump for poison application. To do so, we use the cut stump method. This method involves cutting at the top layer of the stump to expose the fresh wood which is necessary for the poison to be most effective.
In some cases, we only drill holes in the stump to apply the poison. This is when the tree has recently been cut down and the wood is still fresh and alive.
Apply the poison
We then apply the poison according to the trees’ species, size and condition. In the cases of trees in public spaces like parks, we will ensure to mark the stump with coloured dye to signal that it has been treated.
Following the application, the poison is left to work its magic. While it won’t be extremely dangerous, we recommend any pets and children avoid the area for at least 48 hours after.
Trust the professionals
When it comes to poisoning stumps safely, it’s best to leave it to the experts. There are multiple risks when applying poison to a stump yourself. DIY poisoning is commonly ineffective and will require multiple applications to prevent new growth emerging. It can be tricky to get the required dosage and chemical mix suited for your tree if you are not a trained arborist.
Stump removal chemicals can be dangerous if mishandled or not used as directed. By choosing to do DIY poisoning you risk harming nearby vegetation, animals and even yourself. When you choose Jim’s Tree & Stump Removal, you are trusting experienced professionals to successfully poison your stump without damaging the environment.
Book your stump removal
Do you have a stump that needs poisoning? Contact Jim’s Tree & Stump Removal to discuss your specific requirements and book your stump removal today.
Other Tree Services
If you want to protect your tree from the need to remove, the tree should be professionally pruned, shaped and lopped. Tree pruning trims away the dead and dying growth and promotes healthy new growth. This is invaluable when it comes to storm preparedness. Regular tree services like this can drastically reduce the chances of falling branches or complete structural failure in the event of heavy winds. Regular assistance from an Arborist in pruning and shaping your tree can help to extend its life and keep it looking its best. A consistent schedule for pruning can make sure that your private tree remains beautiful, healthy and safe.
This type of job is helpful for a wide range of situations. Renovations, property development, landscaping proposals and property evaluations can each require professional arborists reports to assist in the process. Analysing the health and wellbeing of a tree can be important for public liability, sustainability reports and tree removal applications. Before you consider engaging with tree removal services, we highly recommend that you first hire a professional arborist for a simple heath assessment job. If the tree is healthy enough to save, or unsafe enough to be urgent, this job can save you a lot of time, money and stress.
Even if you don’t plan on a tree removal job, an Arborist report can provide a good indication of the health of your tree and provide clear recommendations of how best to protect its health. This active intervention can lead to the early identification of diseases, infestations or structural damage. Early diagnosis of any of these types of problems can significantly increase the chances of a good outcome. These sorts of tree services can save you money in the long run.
Power Line Clearance Services
Trimming back canopies and lopping branches that overhang power lines is part of a responsible tree management plan. Overgrowth near electricity lines can be a fire hazard, a risk to your tree and a danger to the local community. Even close proximity to the source of electricity can be risky in the case of strong winds. For these reasons we highly recommend that you engage our tree services to help keep your trees, and your neighbourhood, safe. This type of work is fast, efficient, affordable and invaluable in the long run. There is no excuse for allowing your trees to become dangerous to the wider community through negligence. If your trees are at risk of interfering with power lines, get in contact with us today.
Professional Storm Cleanup Services
If a storm has already ripped through your community and left a path of destruction in its wake, then contact our team to help with the clean up. Our storm cleanup service can have your streets clear and ready to use again in no time. As our team are experienced and well equipped, they can handle any sized debris from a storm. Whether there are fallen branches or fallen trees, our crews can have the place looking great in no time. This service includes wood chipping the debris, green waste transportation and disposal.
Our tree services help everyone, from private residents to local councils. We help councils to maintain their tree populations, plant new saplings and remove dangerous trees. Council works are any type of tree works that fall under the authority of a local council. While most councils will have a specific arborist or arborists that they work with, Jim’s has always been committed to making our professional tree services accessible to all.
We provide storm damage cleanup and emergency assistance to help keep you and your family safe. We have the tools and the experience to help you with everything from proactive measures like arborist reports and power line clearance pruning, to post-storm cleanup and emergency tree removal. If your trees have been impacted by a storm, or you are worried they may be a risk during turbulent winds, give us a call today to help keep your trees safe and secure.
With teams located all over Australia, we can offer tree removal services in Melbourne , Sydney , Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth and everywhere else. This is part of our mission to ensure that everybody has access to quality, professional arborist services.
We know using local businesses is as important as ever – and we’re part of your communities. Our strength is in combining our vast national network with local professionals. Our arborists have the support of our whole franchise but the knowledge and experience of your next door neighbour – because they probably are! Commitment to community building needs to start from the grassroots. By supporting local professionals we ensure that local trees, local neighbourhoods and local communities thrive – think of us as your “Tree removal near me“!.
See our locations page for the full list of areas that we provide tree removal services. If you have been thinking about maintaining or removing a private tree, we highly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. Our services are fast, friendly and affordable. The sooner we can get started on the job, the sooner you can return to enjoying your beautiful trees.
Jim’s Trees is everywhere
We know using local businesses is an important as ever – and we’re part of your communities.
See our locations page for a full list of areas we provide Tree removal services.
Our friendly team are ready to help you through the process. Whether you need an obligation-free quote, some guidance on what to do with your trees or the help of a qualified arborist – we have you covered. We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of happy customers with their tree requests.
Choosing Jim’s Tree & Stump Removal means local, it means quality and it means the best for your home.