stump grinding

We can remove tree stumps and their remaining roots on your property to prevent them from growing into a separate tree

What is stump grinding?

Stump grinding is the process of removing a tree from its root system, and then grinding it down to expose fresh soil for planting. This process is used to remove trees that have become hazardous or are in poor condition.

Stumps can be removed by hand with a chainsaw, but this method is very labor-intensive. The most popular way to remove stumps is by using a stump grinder. A stump grinder is an industrial-sized machine that uses heavy-duty blades to cut through hardwood. 

Why stump grinding is important

When you cut down a tree, the woody part (stump) remains. It takes up space and prevents roots from growing into the area where the tree was planted. Grinding removes the outermost layer of bark from the stump. This exposes fresh sapwood, making the wood easier for roots to grow into.

Stump grinding also reduces the risk of disease spreading throughout your property. Stumps contain pockets of water that can harbor insects and diseases such as fungus gnats and Dutch elm disease. These pests spread easily when there’s standing water nearby. By removing the stumps, you prevent them from becoming breeding grounds for these harmful bugs.

What happens to roots after stump grinding?

After stump grinding, the ground stump has no roots attached to it. Roots will begin to grow back within six months. However, they may not grow straight into the ground. Instead, they will grow around the sides of the stump. If the stump is left alone, it could eventually rot away completely.

Stump grinding removes the entire root system from the tree, but leaves the trunk intact. This allows new roots to form immediately, which means the tree should recover quickly. The downside is that this process can damage nearby trees if done improperly. It can take several years before the tree regains its health after being stumped.