Once a tree is eliminated, it will naturally leave a stump. While some homeowners have a knack for turning an ugly stump into something useful and beautiful, most just want to get rid of it sooner than later. Tree stumps do not only distract the overall aesthetics of your landscape but can be safety issues as well. Decomposing stumps are the perfect breeding place for insects and pests. Without you realizing it, your yard has become a dangerous place for your family. The good news is, you can eliminate this stump forever. Southern Tree Service can assist you in removing the stump using our stump grinding technique.
Stump grinding may look uncomplicated at first glance, but it involves planning and the right equipment. If done poorly, the task can turn into a simple one into a catastrophic event. Thus, it is essential to seek help from people who have the tools and the skills to operate them.
Stump Removal vs. Stump Grinding
There are practically two methods to solve stump problems. The first approach is to remove it completely off the ground, and the second one is to grind it into smaller pieces. Our company delivers both services depending on your particular need and the stump’s condition.
Some property owners are happy with complete stump removal, knowing that the stump has no chance of growing back. However, this method can harm other plantings and vegetation in the surrounding area. For this reason, more than half of our clientele go to stump grinding for a less intrusive and cost-effective solution.
The stump grinding technique does not often leave significant damage to the ground and other live trees in the landscape. While this process produces a lot of mess, you can depend on our team to clean them up before we go. We will go the extra mile to show you how we take cleanup processes seriously.
Stump Grinding Southern Tree Service
On the agreed day of stump grinding service, expect a confirmation call from our staff. We will be on the job site within a two-hour window or less with all the necessary machinery to finish the task. We will jumpstart the process by clearing any loose rocks, leaves, and other forms of debris around the stump. Assuming that the stump is not cut close to the ground, we will take out our chainsaw and cut it to the desired height. Our top-of-the-line stump grinder from Morbark will do the rest of the job and continue grinding until we are sure that the stump is at least three inches below the earth’s surface. Expect your yard to be messy while we are in the grinding process, but be assured that we will handle the mess once we are done with the stump.
We cannot tell exactly how much time it will take to finish grinding a stump. This is generally dependent on the nature of the stump, its size, and species. On most occasions, the entire process takes a maximum of 90 minutes to complete.