Stump Removal & Grinding
Is it necessary to remove a tree stump or should you just grind it?
After spending a lot of time removing a tree piece by piece, a sturdy stump that once anchored the tree is left. If that stump is left to sit on your outdoor living space, it might be a danger when you are walking at night, and your outdoor space is not well lit.
An old tree stump looks great at first. In fact, you might think of painting it or making some chairs around it. However, the longer it stays, the more it becomes a nuisance on your yard. For starters, these stumps get in the way when you are mowing your lawn, and they also make it challenging when you want to plant new trees.
After the stump is separated from the tree, it starts to dry, and after a few weeks, it starts to decay. A rotting stump is a great place for pests such as carpenter ants and termites. While you might want it to sit on your yard, the critters that inhabit the stump might spread to other trees and even to your house.
Pests are not the only reason why you need to remove a tree stump. When a stumps start to rot, it looks nasty and can affect the overall look of your property.
Let us help you remove the stump. Stump removal is an intrusive process. It takes time and requires special tools. To remove a stump, we either grind it piece by piece and then remove the roots, or we pull the whole stump out. Because roots of trees may spread throughout your whole yard, removing the stump with all the roots may take time.
While you may prefer grinding because it is less intrusive, the roots of the tree may remain for up to ten years. That is how long the roots take to decay completely.
Our arborist in Killeen will assess the stump to determine the best method to remove it. Some tree stumps, such as pine tree stump, are easier to remove. Others, such as deciduous tree stumps, are challenging to remove. If the stump is small with roots that have not spread more than a few feet, we will remove it by hand. Here, we dig out the stump, cut the roots, and then pull the stump out. Large stumps may require a grinder. We grind the stump piece by piece and then pull the roots out. If pieces of roots are left, they will be buried to rot after some years. The method we result to will depend on the size of the stump, its location in your home, and whether your home has pets and children. We only use chemical stump removers in homes with no children and pets.
Call us today for a free quote. While tree removal and stump removal services take time, we have the skills, experience, and tools to get the stump removed within the shortest time possible. Call us today for stump removal in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, and surrounding locations.