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Although stumps are often left in place after tree removal, they can pose a problem in certain cases. The stumps are not only unsightly, they can also cause problems for future landscaping projects. There is also the possibility of the stump forming new shoots and possibly spreading root diseases like honey fungus.

Tree stump removal involves removing a stump left after a tree has been felled tree, either by hand or by using mechanical equipment such as a stump grinder.

It is often more cost-effective to pay a little bit extra for stump removal when the tree is cut down. Stumps are usually large and heavy, and therefore require special equipment and techniques to remove them.

What Is Included In A Stump Grinding And Removal Service?

The stump removal experts use high-powered, advanced stump grinders to grind down your tree stump, regardless of its size, with minimal ground disturbance. The machine can cut both above ground and underground, meaning that the stump is removed with the least amount of disturbance to the surrounding landscape.

The stump and buttress roots are ground to a depth of around 300mm, which is sufficient for replanting or ground preparation for just about any other purpose.

Once the tree stump has been removed, the team can fill in the hole using a combination of wood chip and dirt. The ground will now be levelled, allowing you to re-grass the area if you like. Or maybe you want to plant a different tree in the newly created hole.

It is easy to add the remnants of your tree stump to your compost or to turn it into mulch. This will help your garden plants, whether you want to fertilise, enhance the texture, or retain water by adding mulch around some of your plant varieties.

How Long Will It Take To Remove A Tree Stump?

The removal of small stumps can take as little as a quarter of an hour, but larger ones could require up to an hour or more to be completely cut through, excavate and grind to a pulp.

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What Are Some Of The Risks Associated With Leaving A Stump Behind And When Should You Remove It?

If you don’t remove a tree stump, it can lead to a number of issues.

It is a dangerous obstacle, particularly if you have young children who could trip over it while playing in your garden. The stump can also cause a liability problem. It is possible that if someone falls over and gets injured, they can claim you were negligent for leaving it there.

The growth of a tree is not stopped by removing it and leaving the stump. Stumps that are left in the ground may produce new sprouts during the growing period, which can make them more unsightly. With some tree species the roots will also continue to grow even after the tree has been cut down. These roots may cause cracks in your foundation, interfere with underground cables, water pipes or your septic system.

Tree stumps may appear benign at first glance, but upon closer inspection they are anything but. Tree stumps are a breeding ground for termites, ants, wood-boring beetles and other insects, which could quickly lead to an infestation. This could compromise your property’s integrity and value as well as negatively affect your plant life.

Estate agents say that curb appeal has a 10% to more impact on the market price of a house. When you sell your home, a tree stump that is visible on your property can make it difficult to get the price desired.

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Tree Stump Grinding Services FAQs

Is it necessary to stump grind?

While having the stump ground is not always necessary, many people prefer to deal with the stump at the same time as having the tree removed. Stump grinding allows the property owner to use the area where the tree once stood for laying sod or planting a flower bed.

How effective is stump grinding?

Stump Grinding Takes Care of Tree Roots: You might assume that stump grinding would allow your tree to re-sprout again, since the roots are left behind. However, by grinding the stump all the way down, we are able to effectively eliminate any chance that unwanted tree will grow back.

What are the cons of stump grinding?

Root Decay. After stump grinding, the roots are also chopped up. This can lead to decay and fungus growth in the remaining wood. If you have plans to replant the area where the stump was removed, this could be a problem.

What happens if you don't grind a tree stump?

Decay and Disease Spread Tree stumps and their root systems will rot and decay over time. Fungi or mold that grows on the stump can be dangerous to your family's health. The rotting root system may also spread disease and infection to other trees or plants in your yard, leaving you with a barren, zombie garden.

Will the stump grow back after grinding?

The answer is yes – trees can grow back if the stump is left in place. While stump grinding presents less of a risk of regrowth, the roots are still left in place and can produce sprouts that may eventually grow into a tree.

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