If you have ever had to cut down a large dead tree, you know that it leaves behind a large stump. Some homeowners choose to use the stump as a feature in the yard, but for those who don’t want to keep the stump, what is the best option – stump grinding or stump removal? Stump grinding is often the best choice for several reasons.
- Less Damage to Your Yard. If you had a very large tree, it probably also had very deep roots. Removing the stump and all of its roots would leave a gaping hole and a big mess in your yard. However, if you would like to plant a new tree in the exact same spot, stump removal is advised as the new tree will have a difficult time growing if the stump and roots are left intact. You will also want to restore the acidity in the soil.
- Safety. A large stump hiding under tall grass can be a safety hazard for those who don’t know it is there. Small children and senior citizens could trip over the stump, and you could be liable for their injuries.
- Protect Against Disease and Pests. A tree stump could be an invitation for insects or other pests to take up residence. Another concern is that, if the tree died from disease, leaving the stump intact could cause the disease to spread to other healthy trees in the area.
- No Sprouting or Regrowth. Stumps that are left behind can quickly begin to sprout and grow again. Stump grinding will destroy the stump and the roots so that this problem does not become an issue, saving you the cost of having the tree removed a second time.
If you are in need of stump grinding, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Hudson Tree Services today!