Glorious, Great and Grounded: A Tree Blog

Need Trees Removed? Why You Should Add Stump Grinding To The Project

If you've got trees that need to be removed, don't stop there. Arrange for stump grinding at the same time. You might think it's safe to leave the stump in place or to take the do-it-yourself approach, but that's not the case. Do-it-yourself removal methods can be time-consuming and ineffective. Leaving the stump in place can come with its own set of problems. Stump grinding is quick, effective and takes care of the problem once and for all. Here are just four of the reasons to add stump grinding to the project when you have your trees removed. 

Make Room for New Projects

If you've decided to leave the stumps in place when you have your trees removed, you might want to think about future projects. If you have plans to add a deck to your yard or to invest in a swimming pool someday, now's the time to remove the stumps. Tree stumps can get in the way of a lot of backyard plans. If you remove the stumps right now, you won't need to worry about removing them later. 

Reduce Pest Activities

If you plan to wait for the removal of your tree stumps, you might be putting yourself at risk for pests infestations. Carpenter ants and termites are attracted to any type of wood, including those dead tree stumps. Once they've devoured the tree stumps, they'll move on to other areas of your yard, including your house. To reduce the risk for this type of pest infestation, it's best to remove the tree stumps as soon as possible. Stump grinding removes the entire stump, which helps to eliminate the risk for pest invasions. 

Prevent Regrowth

If you want to leave the stumps in place, it's time to think about regrowth. You might think that your issues will be gone once the trees are removed, but that's not actually the case. You might not realise this, but the tree stumps could produce saplings, which can spread throughout the yard. Unfortunately, leaving the stumps in place could result in additional work down the road. To stop the regrowth, you should include stump grinding when you have the trees removed. 

Save Money

If you think you can save money by leaving the stumps in place when you remove the trees, you should think again. You can actually save money by including stump grinding in the tree removal contract. Not only that, but you'll avoid spending money on all of the do-it-yourself methods you might otherwise try.