Why Is Stump Grinding Important?

Stump Grinding

Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you’re an established homeowner, there may come a time when a tree becomes problematic. This can be due to a severe storm that damages the tree, it has fallen, the tree has become diseased or died, it has been struck by lightning, or it has grown too big and poses a danger to the home and needs to be removed. A tree can also stand in the way of building a home addition, installing a swimming pool, creating a new driveway, or planting a garden. Stumps also pose a danger as they are magnets for insects that are drawn to wood. Whatever the reason, once the tree is cut down, there is still the stump to contend with.

Benefits of Stump Grinding

While some homeowners opt to hire a company that will take care of stump removal, others will choose the less intensive process of stump grinding, which takes less time than a removal. Once the grinding is complete, you get a bonus by having access to a pile of tree chips. Depending on the size of the stump, this can be a substantial amount.

Once the stump grinding is complete, the area will have a void that needs to be filled in. The wood chips can be used as filler in addition to adding soil to even out the surrounding foundation, so there is no indentation in your yard. The wood chips are also a good source as mulch in a flowerbed or garden, along a natural pathway, or to enhance landscaping.

Stump Grinding versus Stump Removal: How it Works

With stump removal, only the stump is removed leaving the tree’s network of roots intact. This means the very tree you are trying to eliminate from your yard can re-sprout, resulting in a new tree. In a few years, you will be faced with the same problem.

When you schedule stump grinding in Alpharetta, the process is efficient as well as permanent. After grinding the stump into wood chips, nothing is left for the roots to attach to. The network of roots left behind will decay over time not allowing an emergence of a new tree.

Contact the Professionals

Scheduling stump grinding in Marietta and Alpharetta with Excel Tree Care takes the worry out of unsightly and dangerous stumps. Our expert team of professionals has the experience, knowledge, and equipment necessary to free your yard of problematic trees. We make it easy to get reliable service and quality customer care by calling our office or filling out our convenient online request form. We offer a free estimate, so there is no time like the present to contact us and let us know what you need.