What is Stump Removal/ Grinding?
Stump grinding is a process by which the stump of the tree is removed while leaving the root system intact. We handle stump grinding Concord, NC, and we use high-powered stump grinders to reduce the stump to a heap of fine sawdust. Grinding allows you to determine how high or low you want the stump ground down. Grinding can be as shallow as one inch below the surface of the ground and as deep as 12 inches down. This fine sawdust will eventually combine with the soil. As a result, you will not need to fill the excavation with any other material. However, if the stump is diagnosed with honey fungus, we will advise you to dispose of the mulch and the sawdust and replacing it to prevent the fungus from spreading and destroying the roots of other perennial plants.
Removing a stump, on the other hand, requires the actual pulling of the stump from the ground. In most cases, this process requires high powered machines. Removing a stump is less environmentally friendly, as it disrupts the ecosystem by yanking a stump from the ground. The process is also messy and takes significant effort to clean up afterwards. Removing a stump is more expensive, as the stump and the root system will need to be disposed of after they are removed. The chemicals that are often used to soften up the soil to make the removal process easier is also not as environmentally friendly as the grinding processes.
We at Tree Service Pros in Concord are more in favor of the grinding method, which is more environmentally friendly, is less likely to cause harm to your yard and is a less expensive procedure over all. However, if you are planning to replant a new tree on the old location, completely eliminating the stump might be your best bet to prevent sprouting from the old root system.
Some tree stumps are easier to remove/grind than others. For example, pine tree stumps are easier to pull from the ground than deciduous trees, whose roots tend to reach long and deep into the ground. Age and the size of the tree also play a factor. In general, the older a tree is, the easier it is to remove. Smaller stumps are also easier to pull than large ones.
Although it is possible to remove a stump on your own, it’s best to leave this process to professionals who have years of training under their belts. We guarantee our services and promise you 100 percent satisfaction. Stump Removal Concord is our specialty. The process we’ll follow will look like the following.
First, we’ll use a shovel or a mattock to remove rocks and other large pieces of debris from around the stump. We’ll then remove as much of the stump as possible with a chainsaw to bring it to the level of the ground. Afterwards, we’ll grind the stump down to the level you want it, whether that is a single inch below the ground or a whole foot. We also offer tree trimming, tree removal, and brush clearing! We look forward to serving you!
We service Concord, Charlotte, Mooresville, Denver, Statesville, Lincolnton, and Hickory. Let us know how we can help you achieve your perfect yard today!