There are several reasons why tree stumps should be ground and removed. However, before doing so, you must check for water lines, cables, pipes, or other utilities laid underground.
What Is Stump Grinding in Hialeah?
Stump grinding is the process of using specialized power grinding equipment with a blade about 10 inches in diameter to grind and cut away a stump slowly. Most companies typically grind stumps down 4 to 6 inches, but you can request it cut deeper. The remainder of the stump can be left intact, or you may opt to have it removed entirely without grinding. You may also request the removal of some of the roots from your lawn. American Arborists provide solid reasons to remove that stump.
Why Tree Stumps Should be Ground and Removed
Hiring a tree service to remove stumps from your home can significantly enhance the value of your property.
Leaving tree stumps on your property produces rotting eyesores, and they become susceptible to problems. The reasons for grinding and removing all or part of a stump include:
- To prevent an unusable area in the yard
- Laying sod or planting grass in its place.
- Planting another tree, flowers, or shrubs
- Creating useful mulch from the grindings
- Making a place for a vegetable garden
- Destroying a place for insect, rodent, or fungus infestation
Another reason to grind the stump is if you are preparing your home and yard for sale. Our tree stumps videos show the entire process so you can understand exactly what we can do for you.
Check for Water Lines, Cables, and Pipes
Before grinding and removing a stump, you must contact all utility companies. Each will send a representative to mark the layout of water lines, cable, pipes, and any other utilities in your area. This is standard practice to ensure we don’t cut into them and disrupt a service.
If a utility item is in the way, we will either work around it or ask the utility company to safely move it out of the way (if possible), so it will continue to function. It’s better to be safe than sorry to eliminate any injuries or costly repairs
Will the Tree Grow Back?
After grinding a stump, the answer is in general “no,” but some species of trees do send up shoots such as:
- Bradford Pears
- Chinaberry Trees
- Crape Myrtles
You can cut off or move new growth from the roots and remaining stump, which will eventually stop growing once they use up their energy reserves. To kill them sooner, you can use white vinegar or a commercial woody stem killer, but if you are not sure about what to do or comfortable with the process, don’t hesitate to call.
Why Choose Us for Stump Grinding and Removal
We perform to the highest standards in the industry to give your property the best care. Our crew pays close attention to detail during every phase of an operation to make sure we do it right. Additionally, our prices are very competitive and will save you money over many other businesses. View a gallery of some of our projects for visual details of our work.
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