Most often when we talk about tree services, tree removals, et cetera, we’re talking about chopping down unwanted trees, or trimming possibly dangerous branches. However, after the limbs are pruned away, and the trunk is cut down, what are we left with?
You guessed it, the stump. After a tree is cut down, the stump remains, and it can be a pesky thing to get rid of, due to complex root structures and years of growth. Unless a stump is dealt with, it will remain a hindrance to lawn mowing, driveway paving, children playing, and more for years on end.
This is where stump grinders come in.
Of course there are numerous ways to go about removing a stump: sometimes people choose to go the DIY route and try to poison the stump to remove it, or attempt to remove it by shoveling up the roots and pulling them out.
These rudimentary strategies can cause more harm than good, and may be more trouble than they are worth.
Some professional tree care companies own stump grinding machinery, but most often they subcontract out the work to dedicated stump grinding companies like ourselves .
As a professional stump removal company, all of our work is centered around navigating different landscapes with heavy machinery to grind a stump down to the ground.
Stump grinding machinery uses a sharp, rotating blade with edged teeth that is pressed down into the stump to grind up the wood chunks.
Once this service is performed, bits of wood are all that’s left behind. Because trees come in all shapes and sizes, there are various types of grinders available to handle all types of trees, most often depending on the circumference of the stump.
The wood bits that are leftover are free to be used by the property owners however they see fit. Oftentimes the chips and grindings are used for landscaping, or to fill in the hole that the stump left behind. Sometimes the property owners would prefer we remove the wood grindings, which leaves the hole open for landscaping or new growth.
Larger stumps can leave quite a bit of mess behind, which is why our clients most often opt for us to remove the wood grindings and leave a clean space behind.
We hope that this article has been informative, helpful, and made clear the basic process of grinding up a stump, so the next time you need a tree trunk removed you feel confident in your understanding of the process.
As always, when looking for a stump removal company it’s important to read reviews, check on licensing requirements, and be knowledgeable about the service you’re looking to receive before you call.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us using the contact form on our website.