Removing a tree stump has two main options – stump removal and stump grinding. Both have their upsides and downsides, so choosing the proper method for your particular situation is essential.
- Stump removal
Stump removal is generally a complete option, as it involves completely removing the entire stump from the ground.
It leaves no tree trace behind and can be a good choice if you’re looking to replant in that spot or if the stump is particularly large or difficult to remove. However, it’s also the most expensive and labor-intensive option, so it’s not always practical.
- Stump grinding
On the other hand, stump grinding grinds down the stump until it’s level with the ground. It leaves a small hole that you can fill in and doesn’t require as much work to remove.
It’s a good choice if you’re not concerned about completely removing the stump and want to make it easier to mow over or cover up.
However, it’s important to note that stump grinding doesn’t actually remove the tree roots, so the stump can still sprout new growth if the roots are left intact.
So, when is each option the best choice? Use these guidelines to decide:
- If you want to replant in the same spot, go with stump removal.
- If the stump is large or difficult to remove, go with stump removal.
- If you’re not concerned about completely removing the stump, go with stump grinding.
- If you want to make sure the tree doesn’t regrow, go with stump removal.
- If you’re on a budget, go with stump grinding.
Whichever option you choose, hire professional tree services to do the job – removing or grinding a tree stump is not a DIY project.
And always have them remove any debris from the site before they leave so you don’t have to deal with it yourself.
Get Professional Tree Services in Buckeye and the Surrounding Areas
With stump removal or grinding, you should always consult a professional tree service provider to get the job done right.
At Trees West, LLC we have years of experience in both stump removal and stump grinding, so we can help you pick the ideal option for your particular situation.
We’ll also clean up any debris before we leave, so you don’t have to worry about it yourself. Give us a call today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!