Are you tired of that unsightly tree stump in your yard? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There are two popular options in dealing with tree stumps: stump removal and stump grinding. We will provide you with a summary of both methods to help you determine which would be the best solution for you.
If you leave a stump in the ground, it will eventually decompose. However, this can take years, and in the meantime, the stump will take up valuable space in your yard. Additionally, leaving a stump in the ground can potentially attract pests and diseases to your property if not properly maintained.
What is stump removal ?
Stump removal is the complete elimination of the tree stump from your yard. Depending on the size and type of stump, this can be accomplished by standard or with specialized equipment. Once the stump is removed, you will be left with a hole that can be filled with dirt or even a new tree, providing the perfect opportunity to add fresh soil conditioner.
What Is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding involves grinding down the stump to 6”-8” below the ground using a specialized grinder. This method is typically used for larger or harder stumps.
Something to consider -If you leave a stump in the ground, it can take years to decompose fully. Consequently, it will consume valuable space on your property and potentially attract pests and diseases if not properly managed. So, removing the stump is probably something to consider.
Which option is better
Now that you’re aware of what each method entails, it’s time to make a decision to get rid of that stump once and for all.
If you want a clean, level surface, stump removal is the better option.
Why? Stump removal completely removes the stump, while the stump grinding only grinds it down. This means that, with stump removal, you won’t have to worry about any regrowth in the future.
If you want an eco-friendlier choice, stump grinding is the better option.
Why? Stump grinding will leave the stump in the ground, where it will eventually decompose. On the other hand, stump removal will involve removing the stump from your property, which is more invasive and may involve the use of chemicals that can cause small disturbances to the surrounding soil.
If you want to replant in the same spot where the stump was, stump removal is the better option.
Why? Stump removal will leave the soil and future planting free from any potential suffocation from competing with the roots of the former tree.
If you want to save money, stump grinding is the better option.
Why? Stump grinding is less expensive than stump removal since only the trunk is worked on. It also does not require as powerful equipment and is far less labor-intensive, considering the intricate below-ground root system can be left in place this way.
If the stump is diseased or infested with pests, stump grinding is the best option.
Why? Stump grinding will help eradicate any pests or diseases that are present in the stump. Attracting termites is a very common concern in these situations, but there is no inherent greater risk of attraction with grinding than with any other properly maintained wood in your yard.
Which ever option you choose - we can help
Todd Pates Tree Service, staff and crew are professionals equipped with the expertise and experience to handle large jobs ranging from an emergency service to your stump removal needs.
We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that your property is left looking better than when we arrived. You do have options when cutting down a tree. Because of the danger to yourself and to your home compare to our affordable rates – before you lose a finger give us a call for a free estimate.