Quality Stump Removal
It’s normal to hear of homeowners cutting tree stumps when it comes to land maintenance and lawn care. But a lot of property owners are asking if this is really important. It is important to know exactly what it is for before hiring a tree service provider to remove stumps in the yard.
The three most critical things to consider when deciding to remove stumps are: home aesthetics, the health of established vegetation, and the protection of loved ones.
Tree stumps are clumsy. Stumps make every lovely yard look shabby. For homeowners who want to easily change the look of their yard, removing a tree stump will go a long way. And if the owner wants to sell the land, removing the stumps will help to make it as presentable as possible.
By removing stumps and releasing some space in the yard, new growth can be fostered and new building projects made possible. Owners may replace stumps with more interesting or esthetically pleasing features. It’s also possible to grow a new tree.
Stump removal is appropriate for yards that look a little unkempt. In addition, stumps often pose a health risk to people living in and around the property. Tree stumps can spread decay and attract unwanted species to the yard. Termites, beetles, carpenter ants, and many other wood-bearing insects are especially fond of tree stumps.
Once the stump has been contaminated, it can spread to healthy trees or grassy shrubs. It can also infect the wood in the house, creating a much higher risk.
A tree stump can also grow fungi, which is harmful for both young children and pets. The only way to prevent these issues is to remove the whole stump. This prevents the spread of rot, mold, or tainted wood. The well-being of the yard is at risk.
If the homeowner has children, particularly younger children, stumps pose an even greater danger. Playtime in the yard may be greatly influenced by existing stumps on the ground. Running children can ride over the roots of a stump or tree and get injured.
Removing the stump is a great way to minimize these unsightly barriers and possible health hazards. While most homeowners will choose to hire a stump grinder and do it themselves, it’s a far better option to leave it to the professionals. Spending money to hire a stump grinder, and then spending time, resources, and effort to remove a stump is not worth the trouble. It is also advisable to hire a tree expert for any of your tree cutting needs.
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Easy Stump Removal
This is the perfect option for you. Ideally, the stump can be completely removed, but if this is not feasible, alternative approaches typically yield acceptable results.
The stumps can be taken out with a winch for smaller trees. They can be employed by experienced gardeners to use them safely. For leverage, it is appropriate to leave a good size stub on a stump (up to 1.2m (4ft) high) rather than cut it off at ground level.
Grubbing by hand or automatic mini-excavator eliminates much of the root system. Removal is better if trees are cut down so that a large length of trunk remains to provide leverage to assist with removal. Landscape contractors are also professional at extracting stumps, but you can hire mini excavators and operators separately.
Alternatively, devices known as stump grinders mechanically grind out the main root layer, leaving fine sawdust. While stump grinders can be employed, they are potentially dangerous and can only be used safely by gardeners. Some roots will inevitably be left in the field, but the rest will ultimately rot.
It’s worth deciding how deep you want the stump ground to be. Shallow grinding, 20-25cm (8-10in), is typically appropriate for laying turf, but you can allow for deeper, 30cm (1ft) or more if replanting or landscaping. Think about what you want to do with the sawdust, too. It can be left to fill the hole, used as a mulch in other areas of the garden, or taken away by the contractors. Specify which of these you would like before the work starts and make sure that any diseased wood is absolutely extracted.
If you want to replant the area, it is best to remove the bulk of the sawdust and fill the hole produced by the stump grinding with topsoil. If a greater volume of sawdust has been inadvertently mixed with established soil, it is typically worth applying nitrogen fertilizer before planting to counteract potential nutrient lock-up issues. Consider, for example, combining chicken manure pellets or ammonia sulphate.