Mill Creek Tree Care
Stump Grinding vs Stump Removal
What exactly is the difference between tree stump removal and tree stump grinding? Which is best for you? Find out, then give us a call.
After removing a tree, you're usually left with an unsightly stump. These bring a few problems, and (depending on your circumstances) it's generally best to remove them. Stumps attract insects and termites, make lawn care difficult, and block otherwise valuable real estate around a home or business. Luckily, you have removal options:
Stump Grinding: Stump grinding involves leaving the stump in the ground, but grinding away the top of it, so that it no longer protrudes from the ground. Grinding is generally less expensive than removal, but comes with downsides. For one, the root structure is left intact. If roots were causing an issue (crowding out other growth, or disrupting pipes) grinding doesn't exactly solve the problem.
Stump Removal: Removal entails exactly what it sounds like: removal of the entirety of the stump, the roots, and any debris. This is a far more thorough approach to tree and stump removal, but can take time. Arborists will tell you that a tree's root ball generally grows 8 to 10 times larger than the tree and stump itself - so you'll have quite a task ahead of you. We can expedite the process with our team - and save you a lot of time and frustration. If you have the tools and know-how, consider tackling the project yourself, but have a plan for disposal, and of course, safety throughout the project.
Depending on the size of the stump, it may be far more economical for us to come out and help, and we're happy to do so!