Not only is leaving that ugly tree stump in your yard an eyesore, but it can also take up a lot of precious land space and pose several safety risks to you and your property.
Stumps need to either be ground down or totally removed as these leftovers from your once magnificent trees may present the following risks and dangers:
So what can you do with these tree stumps? You have the option to grind or remove them. There are, of course, pros and cons with the two methods.
Stump grinding is the method that leaves your tree’s roots in the ground. Typically, the stump is ground down until it is just a few inches below the soil. Grinding yields small pieces of stump that can be used as mulch or ground cover. Whatever is left visible can be covered with dirt or dust. This will then decay along with the roots underground.
Stump removal is just what it sounds like. It’s the removal of the entire stump, including the root ball of the tree. A tree’s root ball can grow to be 4 to 10 times the size of the actual tree. Once this is removed, you’re usually left with a massive hole in the ground where the tree once stood.
The method that’s best for you depends entirely on your desired outcome. If you’re looking to take the more economical route, stump grinding is your best choice. On the other hand, if you’re planning on planting a new tree in the same spot and ensure no regrowth will happen, then you will likely have to go with stump removal.
For your stump grinding and stump removal needs, get in touch with Tree Removal Services. We are composed of dedicated and certified arborists who are professionally trained and have the necessary equipment for any tree service you’ll need. We also give consultation on tree care, disease, and any other tree-related issues. Call 18773467103 today!