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All About Stump Grinding – Here’s the Lowdown

All About Stump Grinding – Here’s the Lowdown

Stump Grinding
Stump Grinding

As much as you hate to have those amazing trees removed, there will be instances when tree removal is the only feasible solution to your problem. Damaged or infested trees will do your property more harm than good and sadly, you just need to let it go. After tree removal, however, you’ll be left with a tree stump and now you’re asking yourself what’s next. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Not all people know what to do or how to get rid of stumps. Here’s what you need to know about stump grinding and what you can possibly get from this particular tree service.

Stump grinding has a lesser effect on the yard than excavating it.

Excavation requires a bigger machine that creates a bigger hole, of course. You’ll need to have this large hole all filled up to avoid accidents and water pooling in the process. On the other hand, stump grinding only requires a smaller machine leaving your property with only a relatively small hole that’s easy to fill up. No need to worry about your property getting all torn up and left with numerous holes. The grinding debris can also be used as mulch so you can use it efficiently in soil cultivation.

Stump grinding has many benefits.

Tree stumps can create an apparent tripping hazard to your family members, and even your pets, too. To prevent mishaps, it’s better to have it removed through stump grinding. A rotting stump may also become a breeding ground for fungus of all types and this could cause a fungal infection in the end. Eventually, it might spread to other healthy plants in your yard. Aside from fungus infestation, pests, termites, and snakes might see the stump as a great place to permanently stay. It is definitely a huge no-no for any homeowner.

Stump grinding can actually be done underground.

Stump Removal
Stump Removal

Stump grinding doesn’t just work on the surface of your property. It actually works both ways – above ground and underground. There are tree stumps with roots that are easier to pull out, but there are also some which are not. Basically, stump grinding allows you to dig as deep as 12 inches under in order to reach deep roots. It also allows you to plant another seedling within the exact spot right after.  Some homeowners try to grind a stump themselves, it can be done, just be careful!

Stump grinding paves the way for the creation of mulch.

After the stump is ground, a mulch is produced which is made up of tree remnants and dirt. Don’t throw that huge amount of dirt, though. Mulch is actually an organic material that can be used for composting and soil cultivation. Unlike other forms of mulch, mulch from stump grinding easily decomposes making it valuable to the soil and plants.

It’s depressing to see a tree go, considering the many benefits that you get from it. However, you need to accept the fact that some trees will have to be removed in order to sustain the safety of your property, your family, and even the other trees surrounding it. Through stump grinding, you can be assured that the damaged tree will be gotten rid of from roots to tip.

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