In order to keep our prices as low as possible, we prefer to quote you a price right over the phone. This saves us the time and expense of making a trip out to perform an estimate, so we only show up one time to complete the work.
The efficiency of this business model allows us to pass considerable savings on to our customers. In order for this to work well we need to get accurate information about the size of the stump(s), accessibility, and location.
What We Need From You.
- 1). An accurate count of the number of stumps and their locations on your property. If there are some stumps that are going to be removed and others that are not, its always best to count and clearly mark the stumps in need of removal. Stumps can be marked with marking paint, tape or cones. When there are a large number of stumps, an exact count is essential. If the count is off, we are likely to either leave without completing the project or waste time searching for stumps that are not there.
- 2). The size of the stump(s). The larger the stump is, the more important it is to get an accurate measurement.
Required Measurement Steps:
- A) First, measure the diameter of the stump at WIDEST point of the cut. This is the top of the stump.
- B) Measure the diameter of WIDEST point where the root flare touches the ground. Large trees most often will have a significant flare at the base, so the diameter of the trunk flare will often be much greater than diameter at the cut.
- C) The height of the stump is most often just a few inches. If it is over 12”, measure it and let us know.
- D) If you notice any significant surface roots, also called finger roots; (These are roots that extend beyond the trunk flare, into the surrounding lawn or landscape) we need to be informed at the time of measurement. Generally stumps that have a trunk flare (the B measurement) of 16” or less do not need to be measured with a tape. Just give us a good estimate of their size (i.e. under 6”, 6”, 1’, or just over 1’).
- E) If the stump is an uplifted root plate, measure the highest point of the dirt, and let us know if the plate is considerably wider than it is high.