Having tree stumps in your yard is a natural byproduct of being a tree owner. If you’re lucky, your trees will outlive you. But life has a way of taking us by surprise, and there are dozens of reasons you might need to remove your tree. Removed trees leave behind tree stumps, and that’s completely natural.
But, still, they can be a bit of a pain. A yard littered with ugly, pitted, sometime-jagged tree stumps looks less attractive. It’s also a bit of a hazard, with these large, immovable objects wrecking car undercarriages, stubbing toes, and generally getting in the way. And, as much as they might be completely normal, there’s a point at which home or business property managers will consider stump grinding.
Stump grinding the process of removing the last part of your tree after tree removal. With the use of a stump grinder, a tree service professional can clear out an unwanted stump and leave the land open for grass and new tree regrowth. Maybe your tree has died of natural causes.
Maybe it fell over in a storm, or maybe you’re following up after tree removal. There are several great reasons to use stump grinding to your own benefit. Let’s take a look at a few of them, today.
The most basic reason to invest in stump grinding is also completely legitimate. If you want a neat, good looking lawn, tree stumps aren’t going to cut it and you’re going to need a solution. Enter: stump grinding.
Stump grinding is a straightforward, affordable service that improves the appearance of your property by clearing it out and allowing for regrowth. This makes for cleaner lines and a more “pristine” look. It also adds to your overall property value.
For a smaller yard, tree stumps can really eat up your free space, both above and below the ground. This makes it more difficult to garden or work around the embedded roots that come with these trees. By removing the stump, you make room for flower beds, lawn furniture, and various garden features.
Comfort and Safety
One of the biggest drawbacks to tree stumps is that they’re a hassle. A tree stump means leftover roots, which can get in the way of mowing. A low-lying stump can be overlooked by gusts parking their cars, causing damage to their undercarriages. And they can be a problem for people, as well, presenting a tripping hazard for children and a toe-stubbing hazard for adults.
Stump grinding solves this problem by taking it out at the root (so to speak). Remove your tree stump in this manner, and all you’ll have to worry about is a bare patch of earth and how you’re going to fill it up with grass, plants or new trees.
Pests and Unchecked Regrowth
Tree stumps are the dead remains of trees that were cut down. What most people don’t expect, however, is that tree stumps left on the ground can lead to new trees sprouting up around them. Proteins, organic tree matter, and various seeds, nuts, and pods can all lead to new trees at which point, well, why bother even cutting down the tree in the first place?
In addition to being unsightly, these young trees are going to draw on the nutrients and sunlight from nearby plants. This could harm them, stunting their growth and leaving them open to infection.
Professional stump grinding can help you take back control over your yard. Get your yard cleared out, the right way, with comprehensive tree services that take care of the whole problem, from beginning to end.