Stump grinding and stump removal can make a big difference to the look of your garden, and make your property more attractive to potential buyers or just to enjoy it yourself.

Stump grinding

Stump grinding leaves the roots in the ground. The stump is grinded down until it is a few inches below the soil. The grinding process yields small pieces of stump, which can be used as ground cover or mulch. Any visible portion of the stump is covered with dirt or dust, and it often decays along with the roots underground.

Stump removal

Stump removal clears the entire stump including the root ball of the tree. This process is challenging and time consuming because the root ball can grow to be 4-10 times the size of the tree. Once all of these parts are removed, there is a hole in the ground where the tree once stood.

Why is it important?

Tree stump removal/grinding is important not only to free garden space and make it look tidy and clean but also to prevent the following issues:

  • Tree stumps have the potential to cause new tree growth. Leaving a tree stump behind after tree removal can mean new sprouts spring up around it. These often grow into lots of tiny trees around the base of the stump. Not only is this unsightly for your garden, it can also be quite expensive to remove these shoots because they have a tendency to keep sprouting back. The tiny trees will leach nutrients from other plants around them, so they can also damage your more valued plants.

 

  • Insects are another fact to think about as well. Leaving a stump behind after tree removal means leaving behind something that’s decaying. This takes a long time, and while the tree stump slowly decays it will attract woodborers, termites, beetles, ants, and other unwanted pests. Having the possibility to spread into your home.

Conclusion

Stump grinding/removal is very healthy for your garden. Still, the job is not a suitable task for amateurs, as professional machinery and training is required to remove tree stumps safely. So a good decision is to hire a constructor specialized in land clearing services to help you do the work. And you are in the right place to get help! Give us a call or send us a message and we can give you a free estimate of the job needed.