Tree stumps can be a major eyesore in your yard, not to mention dangerous if left alone. If you have a stump in your yard that you need to get rid of, there are two common options to remove this on a property, stump grinding and stump removal. You may be wondering which one is the right method for you. Both options have their pros and cons, so it can be tricky to choose which one is right for your situation. In this blog post, we will outline the differences between stump grinding and stump removal, so that you can make an informed decision about which option is best for your needs.
Stump grinding is a process that reduces a stump down to about 6”-8” below ground level unless there is a reason to grind it down further. This is done using a specialized machine that chips or grinds away at the stump and roots and then a stump grinder is used to grind out the remainder of the stump. A large mound of stump grindings is left behind. Our stump grinders are able to maneuver into very tight locations while doing little to no damage to the landscape.
Stump removal is excavating the entire stump from the ground. After the stump is pulled from the ground with heavy equipment it will be disposed of offsite. This method is only used as part of a larger construction or landscaping project. It requires very large equipment and does substantial damage to the lawn and surrounding landscape.
You may be thinking that leaving a stump in the ground is an easy way to get rid of it since it will eventually decompose, but this process can take years! In the meantime, the stump will take up valuable space in your yard that you could potentially use. In addition, stumps can attract pests and diseases which could make your property their home too if not properly maintained.
For most residential jobs, grinding is the best option. Its cost-effective and does not require bringing in large equipment, the large equipment does significant damage to the landscape.
Stump removal allows for the complete elimination of stumps and roots so there is no chance of resprouting. It also allows for replanting a new tree easier.
In conclusion, stump grinding is the most cost-effective option to remove a stump. It can be done quicker and in a minimally invasive manner. It’s also the most common process used in the US.
Stump grinding is a common method for professional arborists. Hiring a professional arborist will ensure your safety and ensure the job is done right. Even if your tree stump appears easy to remove, arborists know all the best techniques for removing stumps safely and quickly so they can keep homeowners safe from injury as well as maintain their property.
At Marquis Tree Service, we offer both stump removal and stump grinding services. We can help you assess your needs and recommend which one is right for you. If you have any questions about these services, contact Marquis Tree Service at (781) 860-9816 and we will be happy to assist you.