Some tree work can be done during the winter. Is it okay to remove an old stump in winter? It shouldn't be a problem if you think of making some space to use after the cold season is done. The question is if you should do it yourself or hire an expert in stump removal.
If you think of doing the task yourself, you need one of the most necessary tools to make the removal effectively and that is a stump grinder. The machine for stump grinding is pretty costly and if it is just a single stump to remove, you rent a grinder. The machine weighs around 1,000 pounds and the cost ranges from $100-$200 depending on the rental company.
The challenge with renting a stump grinder though is the challenges that you may face especially if you have not done this before. The equipment is heavy and you will have to wear protective glasses and gear as you can expect debris to fly everywhere. You will also need a couple more equipment such as a chainsaw and rake in case the grinder is not able to remove everything.
If you have no experience using heavy cutting tools, for safety reasons just hire a professional. You will spend some money for arborist services, but hiring a professional is more practical especially for such job during winter.
You ask for a quote on how much the company will charge since they consider the size and width of the stump to determine the prices they will ask their clients. Once you agreed with their quotation for stump grinding Bellbowrie, you can expect for the stump to be grinded right away and leave you with a better-looking yard that you can use after winter.