Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

The tree stump in your yard may not seem like a significant problem until it is. Tree stumps can be hazardous not only for the living trees in your landscape but also to your family. Stumps can be a tripping danger for playing children and pets and cause them serious harm. They can be a nuisance, especially when you do your maintenance, as they make maneuvering around extra challenging for you. In addition to this, they take away from the overall attractiveness of your landscape. No matter who removed your tree, if you have a stump sitting around your yard, 719 Tree Service LLC, 4423 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, (719) 280-6512 is ready to help.

Our experienced company is licensed, insured, and bonded to deliver competitive tree services, including standard tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding and removal, and storm damage cleanup services. We are ready to offer quick and safe services for all residential and commercial clients throughout Colorado Spring, Colorado, and its nearby cities. In this article, let our tree doctors discuss the two best approaches to eliminate a stump— stump grinding and stump removal. Continue reading to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages the two methods offer.

Method 1: Stump Grinding

It is particularly important to note that property owners should never try to work on removing a stump by themselves. Stump grinding and stump removal both require the use of power equipment to get rid of its existence seamlessly. In stump grinding, we use state-of-the-art grinders to crush the stump until it is below surface level. Although grinding takes care of the tree’s visible parts, it leaves the roots intact, which can result in new growth. Although the roots will eventually decay, it can take years before the process completes.

Pros

  • Fast and efficient
  • Less destructive than stump-pulling
  • You can recycle the wood chips, which makes the process environmentally friendly
  • Budget-friendly compared to stump removal

Cons

  • The roots are left behind
  • Possibly leaves a lot of dirt unless performed by a team of experts, like BBB Tree Service

Method 2: Stump Removal 

Stump removal, or also known as stump pulling, entails eliminating the stump by pulling it out of the ground. This method is known to be intrusive and may be damaging to the nearby plants in the area. It also involves heavy machinery and brute force, that is why asking help from a professional tree contractor is crucial. This process, while eliminating the entire stump, can leave an unpleasant hole in your yard. At 719 Tree Service LLC, we will be glad to backfill the hole with soil to level the ground as before.

Pros

  • Removes the stump and roots altogether
  • Rules out the possibility of regrowth

Cons

  • Usually more expensive than stump grinding
  • More damaging than stump grinding
  • Leaves an unattractive hole in your property
  • Less green than grinding since the stump cannot be reused

Call 719 Tree Service LLC   719-280-6512

Enhance the overall appearance of your landscape, maximize space, and keep your lawnmower from getting damaged. Contact our expert team and free up space in your yard. We will be happy to perform stump grinding or removal, whichever is more appropriate for your situation. You can set a schedule with our friendly staff members to find out which method is best for your situation.

 

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