Grinding a 24 inch tree stump can be a time-consuming task, depending on the type of tree, the condition of the stump, and the location of the stump. We have a powerful machine that is much more efficient than smaller units that can be rented. Hardwood trees take longer to grind than softwood trees because their wood is harder and resists grinding. If the stump has started to rot or has been rotting for some time, it will take less time to grind it since the wood will be softer.
Precision grinding should be planned and performed if the trunnion is close to a structure to ensure no damage is done. Owning a tree removal business can be challenging, but stump milling can be profitable with the right tools and price. It may take longer to shred hardwood trees, but you will get high-quality mulch from the ground. Generally speaking, the larger the stump, the longer it will take to grind no matter what type of machine you are using.
Grinding a stump can help ensure that disease or pests do not spread if you have removed a diseased or pest-riddled tree. If the stump is in an open field, away from any type of structure, it will take less time to grind it. Stump grindstones and excess wood chips don't attract termites, so you don't have to worry about inviting them into your home. Professionals use specialized equipment that can grind the stump to the ground so that insects and bugs are not attracted to anything above the ground line.
Without hydraulics, you will need more manpower to grind a stump which will prolong your time. Most people choose to grind a stump after a tree is removed because it's an eyesore, a tripping or safety hazard, or they want to plant something else in that area.