Stump Grinding: Four Facts You Need To Know


Tree stumps on your property can become a nuisance and hamper movement or be the reason you cannot develop your space. You can rent professional service providers to help you grind the stumps. The contracted arborists will deal with your stumps within the agreed time. Alternatively, you can hire a grinder and get the job done. However, if you rent one, ensure you have the necessary protective gear and grinding machine handling skills.

The machine used grinds the stumps into chips that are a reliable mulching material. However, this process does not remove the root system. If you want to uproot everything, apply the stump removal technique. Stump removal is costly and takes more time than grinding.

Here are four facts that you need to know before renting a grinder. These facts also apply when inviting a professional to sort you out.

Type of Tree

First, understand is the type of tree in your space. Some tree species are harder to grind down. For instance, Pine, Silver Maple, Elm, Spruce, and Acacia are stubborn to grind or uproot.

Besides the tree type, the stump condition affects the ease of grinding. Some stumps turn into a semi-rock state if exposed to certain weather elements.

Stump Diameter, Age, and Total Stumps

The diameter of your stumps directly affects the time taken to grind or remove a stump from your space. Additionally, the age of the tree stumps is another determinant. If the stumps are already rooting, working on them is an easy task.

Last, the number of stumps that should be removed or ground will affect the cost. Many stumps require more time and consume more machine fuel.

The Root System and Soil Condition

The root system affects stump removal cost. If the tree has minimal roots, stump removal is an easier task. For extensive and deep root systems, the work is trickier. You will pay more or use more energy and time if you do it yourself. Additionally, rocky soils make the process tricky to navigate. If you ignore soil conditions, you will likely spoil the equipment.

The root system and soil conditions do not affect stump grinding.

Additional Services Like Clean-Up

Stump grinding can be a complex process depending on the terrain and conditions around the stump. If there will a need to do some work before the removal or grinding begins, the cost will increase. Additionally, if the area will need to be cleaned, it may cost more. 

For more information, contact a tree company such as Tree Landers.


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