26 APR 2022
After a tree is cut, the stump left behind needs to be dealt with to prevent future issues. Most homeowners struggle with the common question of whether to remove the stump or grind it. Regardless of the reason for cutting down your tree, ignoring the stump can lead to another costly problem. That’s why Sesmas Tree Service recommends hiring a professional to help you get rid of the eyesore fast and efficiently.
There are many disadvantages to ignoring a stump on your property, from preventing effective yard maintenance to avoiding the planting of new trees. Stumps can’t grow and are usually prone to insect infestations and decay. The last thing you want is a decaying stump in your yard that’s a potential breeding ground for nasty critters like carpenter ants and termites. A professional tree service can help you get rid of the stump in an ideal way and ensure there aren’t other pests or insects left behind.
Stump removal refers to a more intrusive process that deals with the visible part of the stump and excavates the roots. This method is usually recommended for people looking for a clean slate who don’t mind the subsequent collateral damage. Since tree roots run deep beneath the ground, you need specialized industrial equipment and time dedicated to intensive labor. It is advisable to work with a reputable tree care company to minimize the damage to surrounding structures and utility lines.
Grinding a stump leaves behind sawdust, which can be used as mulch for your yard. Stump grinding is less intrusive and straightforward, making it a more manageable solution for homeowners. Rather than pulling out the stump and the roots, this technique grinds down the stump until it’s no longer visible. Our team assesses the location of the stump and your plans for the yard before recommending the ideal solution.
If you wonder what to do about the stump in your yard, then the first call you make should be to a tree care company. There are many benefits of stump removal, starting with the fact you can plant another tree. Excavating the entire stump and roots leaves behind nutrient-rich soil perfect for replanting. However, the equipment required for the process tends to be slightly costly, rigorous, and time-consuming.
On the other hand, grinding is gentler and involves shredding the stump using a grind saw machine. Once the stump is ground to sawdust or small woodchips, it becomes easy to remove. The grinding machine can shred the stump to ground level or a foot beneath the ground, leaving behind a hole that needs to be filled. Grinding is more efficient, faster, and cheaper since it doesn’t require all the heavy equipment and trained personnel. Contact us today at Sesmas Tree Service, and learn more about stump grinding and removal from the experts. We guarantee quality tree service at a pocket-friendly price.