How deep does stump grinding go?

Whether you would like to remove a tree or you moved to a place where stumps need to be removed, grinding is the best way to do the job. Removing the root system and tree stumps might just be the hardest part of tree removals. This is why you should properly prepare for the hard job or just hire a professional service. If you choose professional help, make sure to ask for an estimate before hiring them. You can also choose for renting a stump grinder, but the grinders that are used for lending usually aren’t as strong as the ones the workers use because of safety issues.

If you choose to manually remove the stump, you need a lot of patience and a mattock. Using an ax, hoe, shovel, pick or chain saw might help you dig out the stump, but it can take you days and the process might end unsuccessfully. An efficient but slower method for slump removal is to let nature do the work for you, the only thing you can do to speed up the rotting process is to add water and nitrogen. You can also use a stump grinder which has a rotating cutting disk that chips away the wood. The disk has unique metal teeth that destroy the root system and the slump, turning everything into small chips of wood. The root system has to be destroyed at a depth between 6 inches and 1 foot, which would allow the soil to remain healthy and usable for planting.

Reasons why you should remove Tree Stump

There are a number of reasons why most homeowners want the tree stumps detached from their backyards and these are as follows:

  • Appearance

Unless your backyard follows a detailed wood theme, it’s unlikely the decaying tree slump is adding to your landscape’s aesthetics.

  • Convenience

Tree slumps can get in the way of your daily activities. For instance, when you are mowing, you need to plot the heavy lawnmower each time you bump into it. Accidentally bumping can also destroy your lawnmower, so it makes sense to avoid this and get the stump removed.

  • Safety and Health

The most vital reason for this is to avoid accidents from happening due to tree slump. Kids who run around the yard may fail to see the stump and trip over it. A rotting tree slump also attracts pests and insects.

Effective Ways to Remove Tree Slumps

  • Grinding

If you are looking for fast and affordable process of stump exclusion, grinding is the perfect choice for you. Grinding uses a stump grinding machine which is suitable for huge tree stumps as the process does not require you to lever out the stump.

  • Digging

The labor-intensive way to eliminate tree stumps is in the form of digging. The removal process is done by simply digging around your tree to expose the roots.

As these methods take a fair bit of investment of your time, it is highly recommended to remove tree stumps by grinding. Invest in the machinery or simply hire professionals.

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