Stump Grinding and Stump Removal
If you have stumps on your property chances are you will need them removed. There are many reasons why you will have stumps. If the tree was too close to your driveway, or maybe the tree was diseased and had become a safety hazard.
Whatever the reason was, now you are stuck with an unsightly stump and dying roots, and your tree is now gone. You will want to be rid of this eyesore. So, what now?
Stump Grinding is necessary and essential for a healthy property
You might be thinking you want this stump “removed” – and we understand that. But it’s important to know that “removing” the stump means something very different than “grinding” the stump. In reality, stump grinding is likely your best option.
So, what is the difference between the removal of the stump and stump grinding it? Watch this educational video on stump grinding. Click to watch
Stump removal entails not only extracting the stump but also all of the roots attached to it. As a result, you’re going to need a Bobcat or some other heavy-duty piece of equipment. Plus, the roots of your tree may have spread out across half the yard.
Typically, property owners only pursue full-on stump removal if they are clearing a lot for building, in which case, the aesthetics don’t matter much.
Stump grinding is a much more manageable route for homeowners to take because it doesn’t involve removing every tree root. Using a stump grinder like the one that we use will grind out the rest of the stump down past the surface of the lawn.
We will grind the stump and essentially shave the remaining tree trunk until it’s gone. By definition, a stump is what’s left of the tree trunk, and that remaining tree trunk extends into the ground.
So, having your stump ground down will leave your yard with a hole, but one that is far less massive than if you went the stump removal route. If you are worried about having a hole there you can always truck in the dirt to fill it and put down more grass.