Get Rid of Unsightly Stumps
Stump grinding involves using a grinding machine to get rid of a stump; it actually turns the stump into wood chips and mulch. We usually grind the stump down to 2" to 4" below grade. Stump removal improves aesthetics and prevents termites, which can be attracted to the rotting wood of the stump. Plus, some stumps can continue to grow after the tree has been cut down, and grinding stops this process.
Reasons to Remove a Stump
After going through the hassle of having a tree removed, it does not make sense to just leave the stump sitting there. A few of the primary reasons to remove exposed stumps from your yard include:
- They are Eyesores – No one likes gazing out into the yard and seeing old stumps dotting the landscape. They look even worse when weeds and other plants start growing on them, which inevitably happens over time.
- They Take Up Valuable Space – Most people want the widest, clearest yards possible, and stumps really get in the way.
- They are Hazardous – Some stumps are obvious, but others get camouflaged by grass, weeds and other plants and become tripping hazards. Nothing is worse than stubbing your toe on an old tree stump.