There are few things as frustrating as a tree that encroaches upon your property line. Trees can be relentless; a tree that is even a dozen feet away from your property line can still drop leaves, hang branches, and spread roots well into your land. But what can you do about it if your neighbor is resistant?
1. You May Have "Shared Ownership" of a Tree
If a tree is on your property line -- the trunk is both on your property and your neighbor's -- then you and your neighbor both have ownership of the tree.
Cutting down one or more trees in your yard can feel satisfying, but you can complete the job in the right way by renting a stump grinder. This machine helps you remove the unsightly stump from your lawn, allowing you to mow over the area in the future. Make no mistake -- working with a stump grinder offers a challenging job for which you must focus on safety. You can drastically increase your likelihood of getting the job done without incident by carefully following these three safety rules.
If you are getting ready to remove an oak tree stump on your property using a stump grinder, then it is important to know how to safely grind out the stump using the best technique possible.
Use these tips to help you remove your old oak tree stump in the safest and most expedient manner:
Remove Landscaping Materials and Rocks from around the Oak Tree Stump
While stump grinders are the fastest and easiest way to remove unwanted oak tree stumps, any rocks or landscaping materials around the base of the stump must be removed before you start to grind.
If you will be using a stump grinding machine for the first time this weekend, then you need to know how to safely operate it. Safe operation is essential to protect your family and your home from the danger that exists using this large piece of machinery.
Follow these tips to safely grind down the tree stumps in your yard:
Remove All Rocks and Debris from the Base of the Tree Stump
If your tree has a dead branch, you might need to have the branch removed to avoid it falling and causing injuries or property damage. When you cut open the branch, if the inside is green, the branch is still alive. But if the branch is another color, it is dead. You will need to use the proper branch removal methods to avoid damaging the tree and to avoid placing yourself at risk.