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 standard options to remove this on a property: stump grinding and stump removal. You may be wondering which one is the proper method for you. Both options have pros and cons, so choosing which suits your situation can be tricky. In this blog post, we will outline the differences between stump grinding and stump removal so that you can decide 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 can 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 in a larger construction or landscaping project. It requires extensive equipment and substantially damages the lawn and surrounding landscape.
You may think 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 use. In addition, stumps can attract pests and diseases, making your property their home, too, if not properly maintained.
For most residential jobs, grinding is the best option. It’s cost-effective and does not require extensive equipment, significantly damaging the landscape.
Stump removal allows for the complete elimination of stumps and roots, so there is no chance of resprouting. It also makes 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 standard method for professional arborists. Hiring a professional arborist will ensure your safety and the job is done correctly. Even if your tree stump appears easy to remove, arborists know all the best techniques for eliminating stumps safely and quickly to keep homeowners safe from injury and maintain their property.
We offer both stump removal and stump grinding services at Marquis Tree Service. We can help you assess your needs and recommend the right one. If you have any questions about these services, contact Marquis Tree Service at (781) 860-9816, and we will be happy to assist you.
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