Unless you have a good reason for keeping the stump, it is best to have it removed right away. Not only is it unsightly, it is also a health risk to anybody near it. Not to mention, it can get in the way for future building plans or landscaping.
Having a stump removed actually gives you a few options on how to get it done. Either you want it completely removed up to its roots, have it grinded to a certain depth, or speeding up its rotting process. Depending on the situation, our team of experts will consult you with the best possible course of action, after they have fully assessed the situation of course.
Things You Need to Know About Stump Grinding and Removal
- Stumps that are left untreated can end up diseased or infested with pests, which can further spread out to other trees, plants or crops. The best possible solution is having it removed or grinded.
- Stump removal grinding requires certain equipment and specific skills. Individuals that do no have the resources can end up damaging the environment or even hurting themselves. It is best to hire a professional as it proves to be cost effective.
- Stump grinding requires a heavy equipment called a stump grinder. Operating one can be very dangerous in untrained hands. They are also expensive and renting one is rather costly at around $100 to $200 per day.
Differences Between Stump Removal, Stump Grinding and Chemical Use
There are 3 ways to remove a stump, and depending on the situation, either one of them could be the best approach.
- Stump Removal has its own benefits but it does have its disadvantages. Having a stump completely rooted out will leave you with nothing but a hole in your yard, which can be easily be taken care of. No health hazards involved and replanting and landscaping is easy. It is however more expensive as it takes more time and requires hard labor.
- Stump Grinding is usually the go-to solution when it comes to dealing with stumps. It is economical, does not require hard labor, has a quick process, and is environment friendly. In some rare cases, you will have to deal with it again due to root decay, but it can easily be managed.
- Chemical Use is rarely used as it involves chemicals. The chemicals used is to quicken the process of decay or soften the soil for the stump to be easily removed. The process usually is done when there are too many stumps to deal with. Do note that Des Moines Tree Removal does not use harsh chemicals in the process.
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