Stump removal gets an ugly leftover stump off of your lawn or property.
It completes the process of having a tree removed, frees that patch of soil for replanting or transplanting a tree, and it clears the way for a walkway or driveway. Any number of stumps can be removed to clear a lot and to prepare for new construction.
For professional, efficient and safe stump removal
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Call us for any sized job, from a tract of land to a single tree stump. We have the machinery and skills to tackle a job in odd and small spaces. Our crews are trained in all of the industry standards for locating and working carefully around buried utility cables and pipelines. Precautions are always taken to ensure the safety of your family, workers, and passersby.
Most of the time, stump removal involves grinding the wood into sawdust.
We generally go at least six inches below the level of the top layer of soil. This makes it ready for filler, grading or any other purpose. On larger projects with open space, we are able to use a backhoe to dig out and pull out the stump. When land clearing dozens of stumps, this can be the most efficient method.
Taking out surface roots as part of stump removal: By widening the radius of the grinding, our crews get at any roots on the surface. This “amputates” the visible roots from the buried portions. It is a little known fact that some underground roots keep growing after a tree is taken down. When the source of air, water and nutrients is reduced by stump removal, the underground portions are disabled. On a backhoe project, a good portion of the roots are yanked out along with the stump.
A stump can be hazardous when left intact. It will invariably become infested with insects, and no one wants termites that near to their home or building. People trip over stumps, children fall off of them, and cars back over them.
Grinding is a more tidy process than you might think
• Our crews will rake the chips and sawdust into the hole in order to fill it, or you can use the grind as mulch.
• Chips and sawdust can be cleared away, and the hole can be filled with topsoil and graded. This makes the spot ready for seeding, sodding and fertilization.
• The hole can be enlarged for transplanting a tree to that space.
Hiring a stump removal professional is important. The grinding machinery is dangerous. People are injured every year attempting to do it themselves with rented equipment. Other techniques are risky and sometimes ineffective.
Pouring bleach and rock salt over the stump to rot it is ineffective.It’s an urban legend. Lighting charcoal on the stump for a slow burn or a full, lit fire is a clear hazard, and many communities have laws against it. Chemicals to rot the wood are sold at garden centers. This may take a year or more to get the stump in a condition to come out manually. Renting a backhoe is extremely risky stump removal for amateurs. Hand digging with a shovel and pickaxe is frustrating, exhausting and ineffective.
Our mechanical techniques are the fastest. They are the only thorough removal method, and we are affordable. Find out why numerous home and landowners choose our firm. We are licensed and insured for your protection.