Why is stump grinding important? There are many reasons. Stump grinding allows the tree to be leveled without removing the roots. But, before we go in to why you should removed a grind your tree stump, we’ll explain what stump grinding is.
What is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding is literally grinding a tree stump. Different from stump removal, stump grinding shaves the tree trunk down to an inch below the soil or more. Stump grinding is generally chosen by most homeowners because it is faster and less expensive.
Reasons to use stump grinding
There are several reasons to use a stump grinding service. Of course, if we perform a tree removal or a tree trimming service for you, we’ll offer to grind the stump. But, if you cut down a tree yourself or maybe you inherited a property with a tree stump, you may need to find a stump grinding service.
Stumps are a Hazard – Having a stump in the middle of a lawn is a hazard. Think about anyone playing or running in the lawn. The stump presents a trip hazard, which could lead to injury. In addition to being a hazard for those running or playing, they can also be a hazard to lawn equipment.
Stumps can cause new tree growth – On occasion a tree stump can sprout, resulting in many small trees growing from the stump. Since this is now growing, the sprouting trees are now pulling nutrients from other areas of the landscape.
Tree Stumps aren’t pretty – If you want a way to kill the visual appeal of your lawn or landscape, leave a stump in it. The sight of a stump definitely isn’t appealing and really makes a lawn look unattended to.
Stumps attract insects – If you leave a tree stump, the decaying stump and the roots take a long time to rot. While the decay takes place, it attracts beetles, termites, ants and other wood-eating creatures.
When you remove a tree, remove the stump with it. Stump grinding is one of our most common services. If you need a stump grinding service, please contact us today to schedule a free quote.