Once a tree has been removed or has fallen, you get left with a good chunk of it sticking up from the ground. What next? Do you just let it go? Old stumps can be downright ugly and can even devalue your home and property. The decay can end up housing rodents, bees, and many other insects such as termites. They can also be dangerous. This is especially true for a tree that has fallen and is left with jagged pieces. Needless to say, the remaining stump must be dealt with. So what options do you have?
The most popular way to deal with the unsightly stump is by grinding it down. This process is known as tree stump grinding. It is done with a machine equipped with a rotating blade that grinds the wood pieces into small chips. The stump is then grounded down a few inches below the surface and then covered with dirt, allowing you to put something on top in its place. Within time, it will decay.
Tree stump removal goes beyond what’s above the ground, and removes the roots below the ground. Depending on how large the tree was, these root systems can be massive and leave a large hole in your yard when taken out. Once removed, the hole can be filled and topped with either seed or sod. That way your lawn is replaced by beautiful grass, making it not only safer, but nicer to look at.
If you intend to replace the tree stump with a new tree, we recommend having a complete stump removal. Also, if you need the area for new development, tree stump removal would be best suited for you. Either way, we strongly suggest contacting a local tree service professional in your area to safely and effectively handle the job for you.