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What is Involved with Tree Removal and Tree Stump Removal?

By Stein Tree
Posted on April 1, 2022

One of the big requests we get from homeowners this time of year is tree removal and tree stump removal. As residents prepare for winter, they want to ensure that their trees pose no threat to their properties or to people. If trees look dead, are leaning precariously, or are too close to power lines or structures, homeowners should consider the decision to remove the trees. Usually, residents will also choose to remove the stumps simultaneously.

The Tree Removal Process

Part of the challenge of tree removal for a professional tree care service company is safely removing the tree and impacting the surrounding area as little as possible. For example, if the tree is large, a specialist may climb the tree and remove bigger limbs before felling the tree. Occasionally, professionals will use ropes to lower branches or swing them away from objects to avoid damage.

Then the professionals will safely cut down the large tree trunk. If a professional deems a tree too large to cut all at once, they will cut the trunk in sections and carefully lower each one. Both of these tasks have a significant potential for personal injury or property damage, so hiring a professional is highly recommended. Once the tree is cut and down, all that is left is an unsightly large stump.

Why Should I Remove a Tree Stump?

If you want to remove a tree from your property, you should consider tree removal and tree stump removal. Several good reasons exist for removing tree stumps, the most understandable one being to improve the appearance of your landscape.

Stumps Present Tripping Hazards

Tree stumps in the ground present tripping hazards for pedestrians, especially in areas where people travel often, or children tend to play. In addition, grass and weeds grow around and obscure the stump, increasing the chances of someone tripping over it. Finally, the stump’s presence can cause problems when mowing, as visibility is affected by high grass. Lawnmowers can get damaged by driving over a stump or the exposed root system.

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Decay and Insects

Dead trees tend to decay, which can cause fungal growth. As a result, the combination of fungus and wood can attract unwelcome pests like termites or carpenter ants. These types of insects can be destructive if they get into your home or other structures on your property. In addition, a decayed tree stump is unsightly.

Unappealing Regrowth

Sometimes a stump can begin sprouting. Growths from the stump are unsightly and can also lead to new tree sprouts establishing in the area. These new tree sprouts are inconvenient to remove, so leaving a stump can lead to more hassle for you in the future.

How is Tree Stump Removal Performed?

Some tree removal companies will dig the stump out, but others, like Stein, use stump grinding. The stump removal process involves a grinding tool to grind the stump and tree roots into small, mulch-sized wood chips. These pieces can help fill in the hole in the ground level when the stump is removed. In nearly every case, we can remove the entire stump. However, if any root pieces remain, they are typically 6-10 inches deep below the surface. Therefore, the remaining stump pieces will usually decay with no further issues.

Hire Stein Tree Service for Tree Removal and Tree Stump Removal or Grinding

Stein Tree Service has over 35 years of experience. Our arborists are committed to excellent tree care and to causing as little impact to other plants and trees as possible. Our stump grinding machine, for example, has turf-friendly tracks and can fit through a 3 foot-wide gate. The size of the machinery and these special tracks allow us to avoid traumatizing or compacting the area around the tree stump.

We are experienced, fully insured, and licensed. So you can feel confident that you are receiving tree removal and tree stump removal services from highly qualified professionals while being protected in the case of an accident on your property. Whether you need tree removal, tree stump removal, trimming, or another tree care service, contact us today for a free consultation or to learn more.

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