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"Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal: What's the Difference?"

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

Your tree has been removed, and you now want that stump removed. Now that the tree is gone, you are left with a stump that just sits there. Although they can be cut very low, they can still cause flat tires or be unsightly for the most part. Here's a quick overview of what stump grinding is and what stump removal is in this blog post. Let's get started.

How does stump removal work? Although they sound the same, they are very different. In some cases, stump removal can leave a large hole in the ground that will need to be filled. A stump removal involves the removal of the entire stump and its roots.

Is this a simple process? Not at all! The process of removing a stump is not easy. The work takes several hours. This is because everything must be removed. Even the roots. Did you know that roots can go into the ground several feet? Roots can reach a depth of many feet in the earth. To entirely eliminate the stump, one must go thus far.

Why should the entire stump and roots be removed?

The roots can sometimes cause the tree stump to continue to grow. The tree stump will be totally removed from your yard by removing the roots and anything else involved. There will be no more anxieties since it will be gone for good.

The Benefits of Stump Removal

The stub has stopped growing.

It will vanish altogether.

The Drawbacks of Stump Removal

There will be a massive hole to fill.

It might take several hours to complete.

What does stump grinding entail?

A tree stump is crushed down to the ground's surface during stump grinding. The rest of the stump is buried in earth in the hopes that the roots and remaining stump will eventually decompose.

Is this a lot less difficult than stump removal?

It is, for the most part. You can know that if a professional arrives with a stump grinder, the task will be completed promptly and painlessly. The equipment required is far less than that required to remove the complete stump.

Why not just grind the tree stump down instead of completely removing it?

The time it takes to remove a tree stump varies significantly. You won't have to fill up a massive hole if you grind down the tree stump. Essentially, the stump is out of sight and out of mind in a fraction of the time, with far less effort and no hole to replace once it is removed.

The Benefits of Stump Grinding

Smooths the land's surface.

Less effort is required.

Mulching may be done with stumps.

The Drawbacks of Stump Grinding

Due of the residual roots, you may have sprouts around where the stump was removed over time.

This is unlikely to happen, but there is a possibility that it will.

Why Should A Stump Be Removed in the First Place?

Now that we've covered the fundamentals of the two methods for removing unattractive stumps, we should consider why we're removing them in the first place. You may be thinking if stump removal is worthwhile after seeing the price. Let's look at some of the most common reasons for stump removal.

The Safety - driving or running into a tree stump can do significant harm to your vehicle or people. A tree stump can cause injury to not just people but also pets.

The Bugs - a tree stump can accumulate a large number of insects. Termites, like Beatles, may destroy a house. Wasps may also be lethal.

Final Thoughts

Don't wait until someone or something is wounded or damaged before acting. Remove the tree stump in advance. The sooner you start, the better. It's ideal to get them out and gone, whether you choose with grinding or total removal.

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