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Stump Grinding vs Removal

Oct 4


You will have a stump after removing a tree. Tree stumps can take a long time to decay on their own, and they can pose a danger as well as be unsightly. This problem can be solved by stump removal or stump grinding. The root ball of a tree can be four to ten times larger than the tree, making it extremely large. This guide will assist you in deciding if the stump should be removed or ground down.

Stump Grinding

Stump grinding refers to the removal of the stump from a tree by using a special wood chipper. The stump is ground into mulch, which can be as low as a few inches below the soil. The rest of the stump is left to decay naturally.



* Lower Cost

* Faster

* Less labor intensive

* Environment-friendly

* There is no large hole to fill

* Ability to replant in the exact same area



* Roots that are dying

Stump Removal

Stump removal involves removing the stump and the root ball from the tree. To remove a stump, you will need an earthmover to dig a large hole in the ground and pull out all the roots.



* Replanting a tree is easy

* Completely remove the stump and roots

* Pests cannot thrive on decaying roots.


* Prices

* Large hole after removal

* It takes longer

* Less environmentally-friendly

The Advantages of Stump Grinder Over Removal

Stump Grinding does not involve deep extraction 

A professional landscaping company will use heavy-duty equipment in order to access your soil. This is because stump removal, unlike grinding involves the extraction of your stump and any roots which could be deep beneath the ground. Our stump grinders allow us to remove your stump without making it an eyesore.


Stump Grinding is Safe and Efficient

Because stump grinding involves more intricacy, and requires heavy machinery, there is also a greater chance that someone will be hurt. Stump grinding is relatively safe and can be done efficiently. You will have less interruptions to property and your schedule.


Comprehensive Stump Grinding is Possible

Although some stumps can only be ground 18 inches deep, the industry standard for stump grinding states that you should grind until the trunk cannot be seen. It all depends on what size stump we are dealing, with and what the requirements of your property are. You can remove that stump from the ground without making a large hole.


Stump Grinding takes Care of Tree Roots

You might think stump grinding would permit your tree to resprout because the roots have been removed. However, by grinding the stump down to its base, we can eliminate any possibility that unwanted trees will ever grow back. Instead, any tree roots that remain will slowly decay in your soil.


Ultimately, the decision between stump removal and stump grinder comes down to how you plan to use the space after the tree has been taken down and what the cost will be.

If you're looking for a lower-cost option and no replanting, then grinding is the best choice. You can remove the roots if they are bothersome or if you want to replant them.

Get in touch with a certified Arborist for stump grinding services near Georgetown.

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