One of the big requests we get this time of year is tree removal and tree stump removal. As residents prepare for winter, they want to be sure that their trees pose no threat to their properties or to people. If trees look dead, are leaning precariously, or are too near power lines or structures, the decision to remove the trees makes sense, and usually they will choose to have the stumps removed at the same time.
A professional tree care service company should remove the tree in a safe manner, and attempt tree removal in the way that least impacts the surrounding area. If the tree is a large one, a specialist may climb the tree and remove bigger limbs before felling the tree. Then he/she will safely cut down the trunk. Both of these tasks have a great potential for personal injury or property damage, so hiring a professional is recommended. Once the tree is down, you are left with an unsightly tree stump.
Do I Need to Remove a Tree Stump?
Several good reasons exist for removing tree stumps, the most understandable one being to improve the appearance of your landscape.
Tree stumps present a tripping hazard to pedestrians, especially in an area that is traveled often or in which children tend to play. Grass and weeds grow up around the stump which can hide the fact that a stump exists. The stump’s presence can cause problems when you are mowing as well, if visibility is affected by high grass.
Decay and Insects
Dead trees have a tendency to decay, which can cause fungal growth. The combination of the fungus and the 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.
Sometimes a stump can begin sprouting. Growths from the stump are unsightly, but they can also lead to new tree sprouts being established in the area, which are inconvenient to remove.
How is Tree Stump Removal Performed?
Some tree removal companies will dig the stump out, but others, like Stein, use stump grinding. The process involves a grinding tool that is used to grind the stump and roots into small, mulch sized pieces. These pieces can help fill in the hole that is left when a stump is removed. In nearly every case, we can remove the entire stump, but if any root pieces remain, they are 6-10 inches below the surface and will usually decay with no further issues.
Benefits of Hiring Stein Tree Service for Tree Removal and Tree Stump Removal or Grinding
Stein Tree Service has over 25 years of experience. Our certified 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 practiced, fully insured and licensed, so you can feel confident that you are receiving 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.