Shredding stumps is an intricate process that digs the stump of the tree without removing the root. In this situation, a stump grinder is used to mechanically grind the stump, leaving fine sawdust as waste. The advantage of grinding tree stumps is that the stump is ground to the desired height. The grind can be only 1 inch below ground level or as low as 12 inches below ground.
This is because the removal of the stump involves not only removing the stump but also all the roots attached to it. But it's important to know that “removing the stump” means something quite different from “grinding the stump”. As with many aspects of tree care, but especially with stump grinding, it is much easier to address potential issues before the process begins. Shoots that return after grinding the stump can be cut or cut and will eventually stop reappearing, as the remaining roots deplete their energy reserves.
So if you want a safe playground for kids to play, so you can walk around without hitting your toe and mow the grass without having to maneuver around a stump, that tree stump is worth grinding. For those who choose to clean up the mess of stump grinding themselves, it is important that they understand exactly what they agree on. Once the tree is cut, it is left with the stump sitting on the ground, as well as the tangle of roots that extend deep into the ground or extend in knotty veins from the base of the stump. Factors such as the diameter of the stump, the age of the tree, the type of soil, the root system and the number of stumps determine the cost of digging the stump.
Contact Walnut Tree Services today to schedule a consultation to discuss your stump milling needs before winter sets in. A lot of the complaints people have with stump grinding are due to the fact that they had inaccurate or unrealistic expectations of how the process would work. Grinding stumps may not sound very glamorous and, in fact, many homeowners may not even know it, but, hey, that's what professionals are for. So, having your stump ground will leave your yard with a hole, but one that is much less massive than if you had taken the stump removal route.
If you do not need mulch, you can place the wood chips in the hole left after the stump grinding process.