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What's The Difference Between Stump Grinding And Stump Removal?

Whats the difference between stump grinding and stump removal

Any tree removal service can provide great benefits for your property, but few can provide relief for lawns and landscapes like stump grinding or stump removal. Tree trimming, bush trimming, tree removal, and bush removal are all helpful, but stump grinding and stump removal prevent some of the most serious issues that will overwhelm your landscape if allowed to go unchecked.

When we talk to homeowners about stump grinding and stump removal, many seem surprised to discover that they are not the same service! There are major differences between grinding a stump down and having it removed. In this blog, we'll discuss the difference between these two similar-seeming services.

The Ins And Outs Of Stump Grinding

When you opt for stump grinding, this means that you're going for a more preventative service that keeps a tree stump on the verge of rotting from creating serious issues for your lawn. With a stump grinding service, part of the stump still remains. It's just whittled down a great deal to prevent some of the most obvious hazards that come with a tree stump left behind by tree removal.

Our tree removal pros perform stump grinding services by using special machinery to run a blade over the tree stump. This blade is incredibly sharp, and grinds the tree stump into wood chips that can benefit positive plant growth around the remaining stump or in other parts of your yard.

When the job is finished, the stump is no longer visible, left below ground level to prevent the stump from remaining a tripping hazard. Grinding also prevents the growth of harmful fungi, nesting of invasive pests, and the growth of invasive weeds and other brush.

The Ins And Outs Of Stump Removal

When you need stump removal, this means the tree stump is already causing issues for people, property, and pets. It also means that root growth from the stump is encompassing a large part of your property, and that the stump cannot be taken care of with simple grinding.

Stump removal does require heavier equipment to fully remove these larger stumps, roots and all. Because of this, we only recommend stump removal if your tree is on a larger part of your property that does not directly affect your yard. If you want to remove a smaller stump in your yard without grinding, chemical stump removal is also an option. This kills the stump at the roots, ensuring that it goes away safely.

If old stumps are causing issues on your property, don't delay - call us today for a stump grinding or stump removal consultation. Our pros are looking forward to hearing from you!

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