If you have a stump taking up valuable lawn space, it is time to learn your options.Tree removal is only one aspect of taking down a tree. Once the tree is removed, whether for storm damage, safety, or aesthetics, there is always going to be a stump left behind in its place. Until you remove it, this stump will serve as a constant reminder that your work is not yet finished. Stump removal comes in different forms, so it is important to learn all your options in order to choose the most suitable method for your particular landscape.
There are 3 Options for a Leftover Tree Stump…
❶ Stump Grinding
Stump grinding is a method that is best carried out by a professional tree service technician. They have the proper training and equipment to provide the service, safely and efficiently. There are several other steps involved in the process, but essentially, a large machine called a stump grinder is used to chip away at the tree stump until it is level to the ground, or just below. This is a very cost-effective and fast solution, but it does not completely eliminate the stump. In certain cases, a stump cannot be in the ground at all. This would call for stump removal.
❷ Stump Removal
Stump removal is much more invasive and tedious, and must also be carried out by a professional tree care team who is trained and experienced. There are several ways to remove a stump, and these methods vary from company to company. The truest method in a fundamental sense is to dig, cut, pull, and repeat. This is more expensive than stump grinding since more labor is involved.
❸ Stump Art
If you do not want to remove the stump at all, you can change into something attractive! You can carve it into a statute, or into a chair! You can also turn it into a bird feeding station, a lawn sign, and more. The artistic possibilities are endless!