As your home or business carries on and maybe expands, so does nature around you. From time to time it may come to pass that you need to say goodbye to an old tree. When removing trees it does not just finish with cutting the branches and disposing of the main trunk. I am sure you’ve seen it before, the leftover stump in the ground appearing like an eyesore in someone’s garden. Well, it is not just the aesthetics that makes this stump unappealing. There exists a level of safety that must be addressed, to ensure responsible action by business and home-owners alike. Stump removal/grinding is not an easy task and I would suggest getting in the professionals to assist in this task.

Stump Grinder removing tree stump

Stump Removal

It is not always the case that a stump requires stump grinding, perhaps on a small ornamental tree, it will be possible to dig and rip out that remaining stump. However, we will be addressing the issues for where this may not be possible and the only thing left to do is grind the stump down below the level surface to achieve a safe and aesthetic look.

Stump Grinding in action

Stump grinding is the basic action of using a large specially designed grinder and grinding wheel to cut through the remaining wood and stump. The cutting wheel is designed so that it may be able to cut through the wood and soft ground, the wood will be chipped into fine pieces and when mixed amongst the dirt will offer a good source of nutrients for the lawn or garden bed. Once the stump has been ground into small pieces and completely below the level of the ground, you are easily able to rake the excess dirt and debris over the area to make a level ground once again. The mulched wood chips will assist in the healthy growth of new grass.

Why remove the stump?

Besides the obvious reason of the unappealing nature of the remnants of the old tree, it is important to remove it for a few reasons. Firstly, it does present a hazard for people walking around and potentially tripping on the stump. People are also in the position of danger to drive over the stump, depending on the location and cause damage to vehicles or other machinery. The stump may also harbour termites or other harmful organisms that would be left best not being attracted to your home.

Getting it Removed

The best way to remove the stump is to call the professionals, who can save you a lot of time, energy and risk of having to take on the task. They are prepared, experienced and have all the right equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Do not leave your stump to rot and gather all sorts of problems. The task is a difficult one if never completed before and without the knowledge. Once the experts have come in and removed the stump you may return to tending to the well-flattened ground and be proud of the garden you have. Check with your local electrician to make sure that not underground power will be affected when digging or removing stumps and root structures around your house.

Stump Grinder after stump removal