When you have a tree removed, a professional tree removal company will suggest that you grind your stump if conditions around the base of the stump allow it. Should I opt for stump shredding? How long will it take? What are the benefits of removing a stump? Is it a DIY job you can do yourself? A tree maintenance company, such as Martin's Tree Service, will use specialized equipment to grind stumps safely and leave your garden looking better than ever before. Once the stump has been crushed, the remaining wood chips are used to fill the empty hole where the stump was and the ground was leveled. The cutting wheel is controlled by hydraulic cylinders that push the teeth of the stump crusher laterally through the stump and raise and lower the cutting wheel.
If you have any questions about how long it takes to grind a tree stump or any questions about my services, call me at (0797) 648879 or leave a comment below. In addition to the unsightly thing about a decaying old stump in your garden, there are several other reasons why you should remove stumps from trees in your garden. Non-rotting stumpIf the stump has started or has been rotting for some time, it will take less time to grind it because the wood will not be as hard. It is impossible to say exactly how long it will take to grind the stump, it all depends on the size and location of the stump and on the ease of access to the location.
Stump grinders that are available for rent by homeowners will be smaller and less powerful than those used by professionals and you are unlikely to find a range of stump grinder models to choose from. This cannot be done quickly, as the stump grinder can only peel off a thin layer of two inches of wood at a time and the stump must be ground well below the surface to ensure that there are no sharp pieces left. Location of the stump If the stump is in an open field, away from any type of structure, it will take less time to grind it. The operator guides the blade over the entire stump as the blade reduces the wood to chips and lowers the stump well below ground level.
One of the questions I usually ask potential customers is what is the diameter of the tree stump, then I can estimate how long it takes to grind a tree stump. It will take longer to grind hardwood trees than softwood trees, simply because their wood is harder and resists grinding. In this particular job, I was shredding five large tree stumps in preparation for an extension of a property. 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.
It may take longer to shred these hardwood trees, but the benefit is that you will get some high-quality mulch from the tree stump from the ground.