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Angie's List: Stumped? Dig it or grind it

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REMOVING A DEAD TREE, INCLUDING THE STUMP, REQUIRES A LOT OF EQUIPMENT, MUSCLE AND KNOW-HOW.

ANGIE HICKS, ANGIE'S LIST - SOT #1 (:09)
"WHAT MANY PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IS THAT IT'S USUALLY AN EXTRA CHARGE IN ORDER TO HAVE THE STUMP REMOVED, SO BE SURE TO ASK YOUR PROFESSIONAL ABOUT THAT SERVICE AS WELL," SAID ANGIE'S LIST FOUNDER, ANGIE HICKS.


TREE EXPERTS SAY REMOVING A STUMP CAN BE A DANGEROUS JOB, AND CAUTION HOMEOWNERS BEFORE TRYING IT ON THEIR OWN.


"IF THERE'S A STUMP THAT'S OUT ON THE BACK 40 IN SOMEONE'S BACK YARD, THERE'S NO GLASS AROUND, THERE ARE NO PARKED VEHICLES AROUND, THERE'S NO KIDS AROUND, YOU FEEL SAFE, YOU FEEL CONFIDENT, ABSOLUTELY. IF YOU'VE GOT TO THINK ABOUT IT TWICE, THEN I'D SAY CALL US," SAID TREE SERVICE PROFESSIONAL, JOHN NOWOSIELSKI.


IT'S USUALLY CHEAPER TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL THAN RENTING A STUMP GRINDER FOR THE DAY. EXPECT TO PAY 150-TO-200 DOLLARS FOR AN 18-INCH DIAMETER STUMP. LARGER STUMPS WILL COST YOU MORE.


"WHEN YOU ASK ME FOR MY LIABILITY POLICY, I CALL MY INSURANCE CARRIER AND THEY SHIP THAT TO YOU WITH AN OUT-OF-STATE POSTMARK WITH THEIR LETTERHEAD ON ONE OF THEIR ENVELOPES. SO THAT'S ABOUT AS VALID AS YOU CAN GET," SAID NOWOSIELSKI.

ONCE THE STUMP IS GONE, YOU CAN PLANT ANOTHER TREE NEARBY, BUT NOT ON THAT EXACT SPOT.
IF YOU WANT TO GROW GRASS OVER THE AREA, ANGIE SAYS TO COVER THE SPOT WITH SOME TOPSOIL AND SPRINKLE YOUR SEED.
IN SIX-TO-EIGHT WEEKS, NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW THE TREE WAS THERE.


BEFORE HAVING A STUMP REMOVED---CALL DIGGERS HOTLINE TO CHECK FOR ANY BURIED UTILITIES NEARBY.
 

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