How to Get Rid of a Tree Stump
Depending on the size of the stump, digging it out by hand would take anywhere from a day or more to well over a week, and make quite a mess. Although it still takes time, using a stump grinder for stump removal is often the best choice.
The tree is first brought down with a bottom cut, as close as possible to the ground, in order to minimize the work for the stump grinder (6″-10″).
Normally, stumps are ground to well below the grade (8″-16″) where they are over-planted with grass. Once the stump is ground, all that remains is a pile of tiny chips.
Once the chips from the stump grinding have been removed, the surrounding grounds are levelled, and new tree or grass replanted. If this is done early in the year, the new yard can be fully green by the end of the year.
To see more about our general tree services, see Tree Services.
Stump Grinding – Before and After
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