Tree stumps are usually a nuisance in the average yard, taking up space and creating an annoying hazard to mow
around. Stump grinding can be an effective way to remove unsightly tree stumps.
You can wait the ten years that it takes the average tree stump to rot, or you can turn to the stump grinding professionals in Warner Robins, Ga for a much quicker removal.
What is Stump Grinding?
Stump grinding uses a special tool to cut a stump down. It turns the stump into a mulch-like substance, making removal a quick and easy process.
Stump grinders are often mounted on wheels so a professional can maneuver the equipment around and over the stump. The grinder is used most often in side to side movements as it goes over each layer of the stump.
There is an extremely sharp blade in this tool, and they are often approved for both above ground and below ground use. The stump is ground until just below ground level. The remaining out-of-sight stump and roots will eventually decay and rot away.
Once the stump is grinded away, you are left with a hole or depression in your yard. You can easily fill this hole with dirt and plant grass seed to make it blend in with the rest of your yard.
What is the Difference Between Stump Grinding and Stump Removal?
Stump removal does more than just grind the stump down. The stump is actually removed along with the root ball that grows with it. The root ball can be four to ten times the size of the tree, making it very difficult to remove. When the root ball is removed, there is a large, gaping hole left in your yard. This hole is often significantly larger than the one left behind by the stump grinding process.
For many people, stump grinding is the preferred method to get rid of a stump. It is easier to do, takes less time, and is usually more cost effective. It also does not leave such a large hole in your yard. However, there are situations where tree removal is preferred over stump grinding. The size and type of tree may factor into which method will work best for you. For trees that have become uprooted because of severe weather or age, stump removal may be your only option.
Your Warner Robins, GA tree removal specialist can help you determine which method will work best for you and your unique landscape.
DIY Stump Grinding
There are locations where you can rent or purchase your own stump grinder. However, if you just have a small stump removal project, doing it yourself may not be cost effective.
DIY stump grinding can also be dangerous. Most homeowners are inexperienced when it comes to operating a stump grinder, and because they have extremely sharp, fast-moving blades, they can cause severe damage and injuries. Eye protection, ear protection, and foot protection are all necessary safety precautions when operating a stump grinder.
While it can be tempting to try this project yourself, you are often better off calling in the professionals. We offer stump grinding services in the Warner Robins, Ga area, and you may be surprised at just how affordable our services can be.
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