Have you cut down a tree in your yard and have an ugly tree stump left? Or, have you have tree stumps around your property for a while and want to get rid of the stumps to build or plant something else? Make sure that you hire a professional arborist service to consult with or grind your tree stumps. Grinding tree stumps is not a DIY job.
Benefits of Tree Stump Grinding
Here are six of the top benefits of grinding your tree stumps:
Stumps are definitely not attractive in your lawn or your landscaping. Removing your tree stump will improve the aesthetics of your curb appeal or property behind your home.
Stumps could be a significant hazard to anyone walking your property. It could become a liability if someone trips and falls over the stump or roots above ground. They can be very dangerous to your children, visitors, neighbors, or you.
3. Stop Tree Growth
Even if your tree has been cut down, stumps can still have new tree growth. It is called sucker growth from the stump with some species of trees. These suckers can be a nuisance to remove and take away nutrients from other plants that are close by.
4. Difficult to Maneuver Around
While mowing your lawn, a remaining tree stump can be very difficult to maneuver around. It is also a potential liability to a lawn service if they accidentally hit the remaining stump, and the stump hurts their equipment or brakes their blade. You may end up owing some money.
5. Eliminate Insects and Rodents
Stumps with rotting wood are great food for termites, ants, beetles, and rodents. The rotting wood attracts these insects and rodents that come to your property and may gain access into your home and do some significant damage.
6. Stumps Take Over Valuable Real Estate
Not only is a stump an eyesore, but they take up valuable space on your real estate. It may be better to invest a small amount of money for stump grinding to take back your investment.
Stump Grinding Details
Here is some information about the process:
What is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding refers to the process of cutting the tree stump down to the surface of the ground. Unlike stump removal, stump grinding does not remove the roots and is instead covered with soil or dirt. This procedure aims for the roots and stumps to decay naturally.
What is the Process?
On average, a professional tree service will grind the stump about 4 to 6 inches below ground level. It costs less than tree stump removal, and it has no damaging impact on your landscaping. It doesn’t require deep digging. Plus, there is no large hole to fill in or problems with underground lines for utilities and water pipes. It can take 15 minutes to two hours, depending on the size and location of the stump. The entire tree stump will be ground up into small wood chips, which can be put into the remaining space and hole.
Why Hire a Professional to Grind a Stump?
It is much easier to accomplish this task by an expert tree service. It requires smaller equipment to do the job in a shorter amount of time and effort to achieve. No holes created that can make your backyard look unsightly.
Will stump grinding damage my property?
Stump grinding will not damage your property if done by a professional tree expert. Grinding a stump does leave a hole, which can be filled in with dirt and the wood chips created.
Should I remove the stump or grind it?
Schedule a professional tree examination to determine whether to remove a stump or to grind it down. Warner Tree Service’s ISA Certified Arborist Rick Warner can consult with and advise you on the best course of action. The majority of the time, grinding is our preferred option. It removes the problem and causes the least disruption to your property.
Contact Warner Tree Service to consult with Rick Warner, who is an ISA Certified Arborist since 2008.
Warner Tree Service is a family-owned and operated business in Palm Harbor, Florida, since 2007 with an ISA Certified Arborist. We are fully licensed and insured. The services offered with a 100% satisfaction guarantee are tree trimming, pruning and shaping, hedge trimming and shaping, tree removal, crane service, stump grinding, canopy elevation, tree examination, and more. Call us at 727-946-7098 or email email@example.com to get a free written estimate in Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Belleair, and Largo.