Every now and then mature trees need cutting down to prevent them from naturally falling. Aside from being aesthetically unpleasant, stumps become a tripping hazard also causing suckering or dangerous fungal root rot. Stumps negatively affect the plants living around them, and should in most cases be removed. The experienced team of Tree Care Specialists will help you eliminate the often large and heavy stumps, using the right equipment and honed skills.
Types of Stump Removal
There are several ways to remove stumps, and our representatives are ready to work with you to choose the best way fitted for your particular situation.
Most popular ways of stump removal:
- The most common way to remove stumps is grinding. This technique requires a special piece of equipment called a stump grinder that chips away the stump up to the 16″ below the grade. Stump grinders range in size from the size of lawnmowers to the size of small trucks. We grind do any type of stumps in the front yard and most of the stumps at the backyard, as our stump grinders can go through a standard 36″ gate opening. We charge $10.00 per inch of the largest diameter of the stump as measured at the ground level.
- An alternative to grinding is removal of the stump through chemical burning. This process is less environmentally friendly. It involves putting an industrial tree stump killer into holes drilled inside the trunk. As the stump burns, smoking may persist for quite some time.
- The most environmentally friendly way to remove a stump is by simply digging it out. With this technique, a deep ditch is dug around the stump and most supporting and major roots are cut and pulled out before the stump itself is taken out.
We are looking forward to helping you with all your tree-care needs!