Riverside Tree Removal Process
Sometimes you have to part with a tree in the garden. The sawing goes fast, but the stump stops and becomes a stumbling block. If the stump is left to itself, it can take eight to ten years for it to rot. The often-heard tip to fill the trunk with gasoline, kerosene or fuel paste and ignite the whole thing, you should ignore. This approach is dangerous and will not work: When burned, a charcoal layer forms, which delays the rotting process.
Excavation: Effective but Exhausting
The most effective way is to dig up the stump. This process is more straightforward said than done. In flat-rooted trees, the root can be exposed relatively quickly but it may take several hours to dig out all the sources. It is faster if you only remove the topsoil layer and then cut the roots with a chainsaw. The remains of the earth should be removed in advance clean. Otherwise, the chainsaw can dull quickly. If you want to do it very quickly, you have to take a bit of money into your own hands and hire a professional stump grinder.
Compost the Stump in Place
We understand that you have limited time and do not want to spend too much of it composting the tree stump on the spot. For this, the tree is sawed in as deep as possible crosswise with the chainsaw. Alternatively, holes worked with a giant wood drill also work. These slots or holes are now filled with a mixture of half-rotted compost, half a bag of organic fertilizer and – if available – some quick composter. The compost contains fungal spores and microorganisms that can quickly decompose even fresh wood. Because it contains minimal nutrients, organic fertilizer is added, which provides the microorganisms with enough food to work quickly.
Grow Climbing Plants on the Tall Tree Trunk
In the third method, the stump is not removed, but converted into a useful climbing aid for climbing plants, if it has sufficient height. That would be the simplest solution but only feasible if the tree trunk is not in the way.
The protection of trees is expressed in Californian specific tree protection regulations, which are among the strictest in the world. However, by far not all tree species and sizes meet the criteria and fall through the tightly knit mesh of legal injunctions. Furthermore, for a protected tree, one of the few exceptions can make removal essential. If immediate precipitation is out of the question, affected gardeners decide to let the tree die-off.
The suffering caused by an unwanted tree should not lead to ignoring the regional tree protection legislation. Please first consult the legal requirements under which the removal of trees in your community is allowed. Since the tree protection statute is a matter for the federal states, the regulations can differ significantly from one another locally.
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