Stump grinding is an optional service of tree removal where a stump is cut below ground level. Once the stump is ground and the grinds removed the hole can be filled with dirt and seed for grass, or replaced by a new tree. Green Velvet Tree’s Stump and root grinding services are fast, effective, and economical, preventing re-sprout that can occur from un-chased roots. We understand there are a variety of ways to remove a stump such as burning, rotting, digging, and chemical application. However, grinding is the only way to kill the stump on the first try. Our experts can remove any unwanted stump no matter the size or location.
Reasons For Stump Grinding
Un-removed stumps ruin the aesthetic appeal of a yard creating an unfinished and unkept look. Visual appeal aside, stump removal will actually increase a homeowner’s property value.
We understand there are several means to eliminating stumps; digging, rotting, burning, and chemical application. Many will argue that chemical stump removers are just as effective as a removal. If done properly this has the potential to be true however, it is only useful as a long term solution. Essentially the chemicals expedite the decaying process. Even with application the average time span for full decay is several years. These methods also leave the area prone to re-sprout. The re-growth of a stump is often accompanied by fungus and disease, which can spread to surrounding plant life. The only guaranteed immediate solution for stump removal is stump grinding.
A stump, can be a physical hazard to anyone or piece of equipment engaging in its immediate vicinity. As long as a stump remains intact and above ground level it acts as a tripping hazard. Stumps can also house both dormant and active nesting insects, which can be a risk to ones property and person. These insects include but are not limited to ants, termites, beetles, and bees. If the infested area is close enough to ones home the bugs can eventually enter the home and even its framework jeopardizing its structural integrity overtime.
It is important to note that if the tree that once stood atop the stump was removed due to decay, disease, or infestation, the same problems will be had within the stump. By leaving a stump in this condition you increase the potential for endangerment of surrounding plant life. This is because the aforementioned attributes will spread onto other trees. Additional risks include the continued growth of the root system, which can cause cracks in driveways and sidewalks. The only way to guarantee the prevention of these problems is full stump removal.