Do you have a stump that’s been sitting in your backyard, providing an eye sore and taking up space? Stump removal may be of interest to you.
Golden Valley Tree Service specializes in both stump grinding and stump removal. But what’s the difference? Which one is right for me? Both have their pros and cons.
Stump grinding is the more fast and efficient method. We bring in a large machine with a spinning blade that grinds your stump down layer by layer into small chips. The chips can be used as mulch for your landscaping or disposed of. Because it requires such heavy, dangerous equipment, stump grinding should only be performed by a licensed professional. Stump grinding can be carried out much quicker (and often cheaper) than stump removal, with small stumps able to be ground in as little as one hour. A downside is that the some of the root system is left behind.
Stump removal, on the other hand, is the process of removing the entire stump including its roots. This requires powerful tools and more time and labor. The main benefit over grinding is that the roots will be completely removed, leaving space for new projects (after the large hole left behind has been filled with soil). A downside is that it may not be able to be performed if the stump is too close to other trees or structures.
There are several reasons why our customer ask us to remove their stumps. They are:
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How much do stump grinding and stump removal cost?
Stump grinding and stump removal costs vary based on several factors, including:
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How long will it take for the roots to decompose?
Root decomposition time depends on the age and amount of roots remaining. It can take more than 10 years for roots to fully decompose on their own.
How deep should the stump be ground?
Stumps should be ground at least a foot or more into the ground if you plan on planting on top of the old stump. Shallower grinds can be made, but this may prevent healthy new plant growth.
Can the tree grow back if the roots are partially left behind?
While it is unlikely, it is possible for plants to grow back from roots that are ground but not fully removed. We recommend a deeper grind or full removal if you are worried about the tree growing back.