Fast & Simple—Chattanooga Stump Grinding
Do you have an unwanted tree stump in your yard? Stumps can be problematic for many reasons. On top of being an eyesore, they get in the way of other yard maintenance like mowing, they can be a trip hazard for kids or people walking through, and they can also start to rot potentially playing host to home-damaging pests like termites or carpenter ants. Not only do left-behind tree stumps detract from the aesthetics of your yard, but keeping them around can also quickly go from innocuous to inherently risky.
Our stump grinding service is a fast, simple, and environmentally-friendly option. Another plus is the process turns the stump into fresh wood mulch you can use in other applications around your yard. Get in touch with our expert tree team today, and we can help you address a stump problem or any other tree issues you may have.
Fast Facts about Chattanooga Stump Grinding
Stump grinding is the most efficient way to remove a tree stump.
Stump grinding is performed with a power tool with a rotating disc that chips away at the wood. They can range in size from about the size of a lawn mower to much larger.
Stump grinding leaves behind a fresh canvas for planting new things or other landscaping options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is stump grinding? Stump grinders are the tools used to remove stump wood from your property. These are powerful machines that use a rotating blade that rips the stump into small pieces of wood as it spins. These machines are capable of grinding the stumps down to well below ground level.
When should a stump be removed? A stump should be removed at the discretion of the property owner. Stumps can take up to 7 years before they start to decay, so it is best to have the stump removed at the same time the rest of the tree is. If tree stumps are not removed, their root systems will start to rot and decay over time. This can cause a spread of infection or disease to surrounding trees. Other reasons to remove a stump include safety, space, and curb appeal.
What happens to the wood after stump grinding? Grinding down stumps results in wood chips. There are little teeth on the blade of a stump grinder that breaks down the stump into little pieces of wood. These small pieces of wood can be used as mulch.
Are there different types of stump grinders? There are a few different types of stump grinders. There are stump grinders that look like small lawnmowers with handlebars on the back of them, while there are others that can be attached to the rear hitch of a vehicle.
What are the differences between a stump grinder and a stump remover? Stump grinders grind the wood down into a fine mulch, while stump removers bore down into the stump from above. This results in removing all trunk wood and the anchoring roots.
Can a tree stump be removed without leaving a stump? There is no way of removing a tree without leaving a stump.