Stump grinding machines can either be rented if you want to do it yourself, or, alternatively you can employ a tree surgeon or landscape contractor to do the job for you.
Either way it’s important to let the hire company or contractor know the exact dimensions of the stump. This enables them to supply the correct machine for the job.
If you decide to do the job yourself, take the time to thoroughly acquaint yourself with how the machine works and all safety features and instructions supplied before using it.
The machine does what it says, grinds the stump into sawdust particles. And so it’s a good idea to think ahead as to what to do with the accumulated sawdust before you start the process. If the tree removed was diseased you should bag up the sawdust and take it to your local recycling facility and not use it in the garden.
Sawdust from healthy trees can be used in the garden, spread around the base of plants as a mulch.