When a tree is removed or has fallen in place, the stump will remain. This portion of the former tree still has roots stuck in the ground. Some trees will regenerate out of these stumps while others will not. Cutting down and removing a tree is only half the job as far as removing it. The stump needs to be taken care of too.
Landscaping Tree Stump Removal
With stump removal, the whole stump is removed with the root ball of the tree as well. This can be a difficult thing to do because when a tree grows, so does the root ball. The root ball expands greatly and makes root sizes large. Root balls are four to ten times the size of the tree. This is the reason that stump removal can be difficult process. After the root ball is removed, there will be a large hole where the tree once stood. Stump removal can involve cutting off the root system, digging the bulk of the stump and then lifting it away with a crane.
Tree Stump Grinding Process
Stump grinding avoids the digging process. After a tree has been cut to ground level the stump can be removed using the stump grinding technique. The stump is ground into smaller pieces using a stump grinder. The smaller pieces can then be used as mulch or ground cover. After the stump has been ground down to just a few inches below the earth, it can be covered with dirt. After enough time has passed, the portion of it will decay with the roots around it.
Removing a stump doesn’t just happen when you’re decided to cut a tree down. Trees fall when they get old or from a storm. When this happens, the entire or part of the root system can get pulled out of the ground and will need to be taken care of. Nature has done most of the work when this happens, but some form of stump removal is needed to completely remove it. Cutting a tree trunk without securing the root system can complicate the removal system because the root system can suddenly tip back into the ground. This can harm equipment or people.
Stump Grinding vs Removal
When deciding which method is best for your situation you’ll need to think about the outcome you’re looking for. The most economical way to go is stump grinding because it takes less time, but there’s the risk that the stump will grow back. If you want to plant a new tree in that spot, then you need stump removal to ensure no re-growth. The price will also be affected by other factors that include soil conditions, stump diameter, type and age of tree and the root system.
Stump Removal Services in McDonough, Jackson, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Hampton, Sunny Side GA | Fayette, Clayton & Henry Counties, Georgia
Trying to remove a stump yourself can be frustrating and dangerous. It’s a good idea to hire professionals that use the latest stump removal equipment to make the job efficient and to prevent property damage. For safe and professional stump removal or stump grinding, contact Milam’s Tree Service.