When you have a tree cut down, there is always a stump that remains. People have the tree stump ground for many reasons, but mainly because they are unsightly, in the way of a project, or they are a safety concern. A stump also contains decaying matter that attracts fungi and pests. It will decrease the aesthetic appeal of your property.
Since wood chips take several years to decompose, they provide nutrients for gardens and compost bins for years. This may be a more useful way to take advantage of the matter left behind by a dead tree.
Remember that all we do is grind stumps. It's our expertise, and we usually provide a better price. In addition, we have 3 different sized machines while most tree companies only have one so we use the appropriate machine for each job. Just like any professional home improvement project, you should always get at least 2 quotes for the stump grinding. It could save you more money than you think.
A stump grinder cuts away at the stump that remains after a tree has been cut down. A rotating blade chews into the wood as it turns and you are left with a pile of wood chips. The stump is cut from 3" to 5" below the grade of the surface.
Most stump grinding companies do not haul away the chips. There will be a large pile of wood chips when we're done so you'll need to remove them yourself or hire a landscaper. (Remember that the amount of chips created not only depends on the diameter of the stump, but also the height of the stump. So make sure the tree company cuts the tree as close to the ground as possible.)
No. Stump grinders grind the stump 3"-5" below the surface. There is still a stump beneath the ground that is not visible. Stump removal is removing the entire stump with a back hoe or another piece of large excavation equipment.