The Pros And Cons Of Stump Grinding

Trees make a property alive, but it becomes essential to cut them down when they become sick or dead. Even after you’ve cut down a tree, the stump remains. If you leave a tree stump in place, you can witness the invasion of pests and other organisms. Many ant species can quickly construct nests inside of these stumps and appear all-around your home. Apart from ants, termites also love to feast on tree stumps.
Removing the unsightly stumps dotting the yard is vital if you want to improve the aesthetics of your home. Here in this post, we’ll tell you about the pros and cons of stump grinding.


Quick and efficient
If removing a stump is not your cup of tea, you can hire a professional company to get rid of your stump. The stump grinding machine weighs around 1,000 pounds and has a spinning carbide-tipped steel wheel on the front. The wheel is lowered onto the edge of the stump and moved around to grind deeper into the stump. It can quickly and efficiently do the job. The grinder turns the stump into wood chips, including the primary roots below the stump. The cost may include the time spent to complete the project, the number of stumps you need to grind, and debris removal.

Good for environment
The grinding machine will help remove all types of stumps without disturbing the surrounding plants, trees, or landscaping. If you opt to pour the chemicals, it may leave chemical residue, which can harm children and pets. The chemicals can disturb the nutrients and soil composition. Stump grinding also prevents the diseases from spreading to other trees and plants. The grinders can grind a stump 6 inches below the ground and remove all the visible traces of the stump. 

Improve aesthetics and regain space
Tree stumps are considered to be an eyesore and a tripping or safety hazard. Stump grinding helps improve the appearance of your landscape. In addition, it also frees up space in your yard, which was earlier unavailable. You can use this space for patios, outdoor furniture, and landscaping. Stumps also pose a safety hazard for your kids and seniors who can easily stub their toes. 

Stops stump sprouting
If you cut a tree, it’s possible that it can have new shoots very soon. Many tree species, including oak, elm, ash, aspen, cottonwood, maple, box elder, locust, sycamore, and willow, send up new shoots unless the stump is removed. You can do it by hand for small stumps, but for large stumps, you’ll need a stump grinding machine.


Looks messy
Unless you hire a professional tree service company, the entire process of tree removal can be messy. If not done by experienced people, the heavy equipment can also damage your yard and lawn.

If you are going for stump removal, you have to hire a company and pay for the services. If you choose the wrong company, you may have to shell out more.

About Seacoast Tree Care

If you are looking for certified arborists to take care of your tree removal needs, Seacoast Tree Care is your one-stop destination. We offer a complete range of tree care and removal services in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. We are experts in tree pruning, cabling, fertilizing, preservation, pest control, and root collar excavation.
To get information, call us at 603-431-0101 or 978-225-6644, or email us at info@seacoasttreecare.com.

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