Looking at your yard and wondering who to contact about that stump removal?
Wondering if you can just grind down the stump yourself?
If you’re left with a tree stump after a landscaping project, then we hope it hasn’t left you completely stumped about what to do!
You likely know that leaving that stump alone can cause serious issues, including rot, becoming a home to fungi, and even having roots that keep growing, disrupting your other landscaping plans.
Finding the right solution for getting the stump removed isn’t always so simple, given the number of methods available, including burning, grinding, and using chemicals.
To help you make sense of the stump, we’re laying out the most important details about removing tree stumps, the proper method to do so, and our three-step Beautiful Country Tree Service approach.
6 Reasons You’ll Want To Remove That Unsightly Stump
There are plenty of reasons to be proactive about looking into stump removal. Below we are sharing some of the most common ones Maryland homeowners have shared with us recently.
- Aesthetics – Tree stumps can be unattractive, making your yard look untidy. Removing them can make your property look as good as it should.
- Safety – Tree stumps are tripping hazards that pose a risk to people and pets. It’s especially troublesome if you’ve got kids who like to play in the yard.
- Pest problems – Left alone, tree stumps can harbor pests like termites, carpenter ants, and beetles that can end up causing damage to your home.
- Lawn maintenance – Since you have to work around them, tree stumps make mowing and landscaping difficult.
- Space – Tree stumps take up space in your yard that could be used for other purposes such as gardening, outdoor recreation, or new landscaping ideas.
- New tree growth – Tree stumps can sprout new growth, leading to more maintenance and potential safety issues.
The Common Methods For Stump Removal
As we may be able to agree by this point, it’s better to be proactive about stump removal. Knowing that you’d like to remove the stump is the first step. The how is next.
These are a few of the methods you may have heard about.
- Stump Grinding – This involves grinding the stump into wood chips using a stump grinder.
- Chemical Removal – This method involves applying a specialized chemical to the stump to help speed up the decomposition process.
- Manual Removal – This is a bit more DIY, as it takes manually digging up the stump and roots using tools such as a shovel, ax, and saw.
- Burning – This last one involves burning the stump using fire until it is easy enough to be removed.
At Beautiful Country Tree Service, we consider stump grinding to be the best method for removing tree stumps because it is fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly.
What’s more, it’s also more environmentally friendly as it leaves behind small wood chips that can be used for landscaping purposes and does not require the use of chemicals.
The Beautiful Country Tree Service 3-Step Stump Removal Process
When you work with us for stump grinding and removal, we employ the same, simple three-step process for stump removals.
- We Assess The Project – This helps us understand the type of stump grinder (between small and large) we’ll need and where on the property we can place it. It also allows us to determine the time needed.
- We Place The Stump Grinder – Small stump grinders can be placed without the use of a truck, while large stump grinders will need one.
- We Get To Grinding – With the grinder in place, the work begins. With smaller stumps, we can grind them down about six inches below the surface. With larger stumps, we take them down about a foot below. Then we fill in that hole with the mulch from your stump.
Contact Beautiful Country Tree Service To Begin Today
Ready to make short work of that stump in your yard? So are we. Get in touch with the team at Beautiful Country Tree Service today to set up a time for your assessment.