Did you recently enlist the help of a friend or neighbor to remove a large tree from your property?

Cutting down that tree is only half the battle. Now you need to worry about that stump protruding out of your otherwise healthy and well-designed landscape.

Removing a stump isn’t as simple as chopping down a tree. Some trees come down with relative ease. Tree stumps, however, take a little more than just elbow grease and dedication. They also require professional-grade equipment made specifically for grinding down or cutting through the large, deeply rooted stumps of trees.

Stump grinders repeatedly chip away at a stump with a razor-sharp cutting wheel that spins at high speeds. A stump grinder’s work isn’t done until that big stump is nothing but pure sawdust.

Why Hire a Professional Stump Grinder?

A stump can’t be chopped down the same way a tree’s trunk can be chopped. The stump is usually much thicker than the rest of the tree and is still connected to the trees underground root system.

Schnell Tree Service LLC doesn’t recommend leaving a stump on your property. You might be wondering why removing that stomp is so important. What’s so bad about a stump? Unfortunately, they can’t be treated like a like lovely ornament for your landscape. A stump on your property can pose a potential safety hazard. Stumps can also badly damage your property over time.

A left-behind tree stump can attract pests, rodents, and invasive species. After a tree has been removed from your property, it won’t take long before termites and carpenter ants begin infesting the stump. Once they have successfully mined the stump of all its life and resources, they will seek out a new place to colonize. This could be your shed, your home’s siding, or a healthy nearby tree.

If a stump is left on the property, the roots of the tree may continue to grow. Since trees require water, their roots will seek it out by any means necessary. These roots can end up growing into your home’s piping system. They might spread beneath walkways and paths, causing the tiling or asphalt to buckle. The only way to stop these roots in their tracks is to remove the tree’s stump.

Stump Grinding and Stump Removal – Which Is Better?

A lot of homeowners in Raleigh use ‘stump grinding’ and ‘stump removal’ interchangeably. But there are actually distinct differences between the two processes.

Schnell Tree Service LLC’s stump grinding process involves grinding the stump into small pieces. The sawdust is then used as a mulch and ground cover for the area in combination with dirt. The trees root system soon decays and dies.

Stump removal, however, involves removing the entire stump and core root structure of the tree (the root ball). This is a more difficult and time-consuming process. In some cases, this process can leave you with a large hole in your yard.

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