Did your tree removal company leave the stump? Some smaller companies can remove a tree but lack the equipment to remove or grind the stump and thus leave the area potentially unsafe and unattractive for the homeowner. Stein offers stump grinding services that can include hauling away of chips/sawdust, addition of topsoil, and reseeding of the area upon request (Cost varies depending on these requests).
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What is Stump Grinding?
Basic stump grinding service includes removing tree stumps from your yard with a stump grinder. Stump grinders are heavy-duty machines that use rotating teeth, chains, or blades to grind down tree stumps to a small size that prohibits regrowth of the tree. Stein’s professionals grind the stump until the remainder is 6-10″ below ground level.
A stump grinder is an engine with a blade that rotates to chip away at the tree stump. Stein uses a large self-propelled stump grinder that has “turf-friendly” rubber tracks. We bring the grinder to the job site on a trailer, unload, and then steer to the stump. The grinder can fit through a 36” wide gate, making the process relatively easy on most landscapes.
Stump Grinding vs. Removal
At first glance, tree stump grinding services may seem to be the same as stump removal. Stump removal can simply involve pulling the stump from the ground. However, this method is mostly for trees with small-diameter trunks. A common estimate is that the roots of a tree could spread out one foot for every inch in tree trunk diameter, and tree professionals would more likely choose stump grinding as the method of removal. Tree stump grinding involves using a machine with a spinning blade to grind away at the stump.
What to Do With the Sawdust or Chips From Stump Grinding
Tree stump chips or sawdust are byproducts of the stump grinding process and can be used as a soil amendment for your lawn or garden. An arborist or tree removal professional may refill the hole left by the stump or take them away if requested.
Benefits of a Stump Grinding Service
Removing your tree stump has several benefits.
- Improved Aesthetics: Tree stumps are unattractive unless the homeowner is able to use them in specific landscaping plans.
- Increased Safety: Tree stumps are trip hazards to residents and visitors.
- Convenience: Stumps can act as obstacles for lawn maintenance tasks like mowing. Keeping the stump makes lawn maintenance more difficult and could result in damaged mower blades.
- Pest Prevention: Stumps can also attract pests like termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and even mice during colder seasons when food sources are scarce. If the stump becomes infested, the pests could eventually end up in your home.
Call Stein for Stump Grinding Services
Activities involving tree care can be dangerous and require the use of expensive equipment. Our tree care specialists know the proper, safe procedures for stump grinding services and other tree care services. We own and are trained to use the necessary vehicles, machinery, and tools. In addition, we are fully licensed and insured, so you will be protected from liability in the unlikely event of injury. Contact Stein Tree Service for a free consultation.
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