Stump Removal Facts
Stump Removal Facts
- The stump grinder literally "chews" the stump up, leaving a mound of chipped wood mixed with soil.
- The stump can be ground approximately 8-12" below ground level which is plenty for re-turfing or planting other plants and small shrubs to transform the spot.
- Stump grinding concentrates on removing the main stump and any prominent lateral roots if required. The old tree roots will remain underground, but without the stump they will rot in time.
- Choosing stump grinding over stump excavation (digging out) provides less impact on your landscaping, with minimal cost and no extra dirt is required to fill in the former "stump hole". The grindings from the ground out stump can also be used as mulch!
- Stumps will eventually decay and pests love to make the decaying wood stump their home. Once infested, the insects and pests living in the stump will begin venturing out to the surrounding area for new food. This can lead to infestation of healthy trees and possibly your home.
- Unlike large machinery often used to excavate stumps, grinding requires one small machine that does not tear up the yard or leave marks in the driveway. The grinding equipment will only need a minimum of 36" to fit through a fence gate or other tight entryway.
- Removing a stump through grinding provides many benefits such as keeping your yard safe by eliminating tripping hazards. Grinding out the stump also eliminates the habitat for termites, ants, bees, snakes, and other animals to maintain a beautiful lawn.
- Decaying tree stumps can be an inviting environment for fungus. Once a stump is covered in fungus, it is possible for the fungus to start growing on healthy trees as well with the spread of their spores.
- Unsightly stumps can negatively impact the curb appeal of your property. When stumps are properly eliminated, landscaping grass and plants will easily be replanted.