Colleyville Stump Grinding
Staying on that grind is important to maintain a healthy landscape. Our expert tree removal services are further enforced by our skilled stump grinding services. When a tree is removed it leaves behind a stump that has the potential to cause a lot of problems. While some homeowners may enjoy the rustic appeal a stump offers, many consider a stump an eyesore. Whether you like a stump in your yard, it’s best to consider removing it for several reasons.
Reasons for Stump Grinding
Stumps left unattended can cause a lot of problems for your yard and your family. Potential problems can include:
- Plant Diseases
Molds and fungi thrive in decaying and decomposing environments. Toxic fungi can grow rampant as the stump dies and decays. The health of the rest of your landscape is put at risk, as well as you, your family, and even your pets.
- Termites and Other Bugs
Carpenter ants and termites can build extensive nests in old stumps. Bugs may seem like no big deal, especially those who eat the leftover stump, but they might decide they don’t like the taste anymore and move on to other living plants or even your house.
- Tripping Hazard
Your kids are more likely to play outside as the weather gets nicer. While the stump may act as the perfect place to host a tea party, it can pose a serious tripping hazard when they’re running around and not paying attention.
Types of Stump Grinding and Stump Removal
Our expert team of arborists has all the best equipment to tackle any sized stubborn stump.
- Stump Removal
By simply using a stump grinder or chipper, our team of arborists will chop the stump into smaller and easier to remove pieces.
- Stump and Root System Removal
We’ll remove the part of the stump above the ground and use larger equipment to remove the underlying root system. This method may require us to dig and cable the stump to make it easier to pull out with a tractor or truck.
- Stump Grinding
The most common stump-related service we offer is stump grinding. This process is the least invasive because all we do is grind the stump until it’s a few inches below the soil level and then cover the area with dirt and mulch so it blends in with the rest of your landscape.
DIY is Not Always the Best Way
Removing a stump yourself may seem like the easiest and least expensive option, there are numerous reasons why you should avoid doing it yourself.
- Digging it Up Yourself
Not having the proper equipment for stump removal is a huge issue that can often lead to serious injuries. Many people assume a regular shovel is enough to dig up a stump. It’s usually not. Leaving the hard work and heavy lifting to professionals with the proper equipment will save you from hours of pain.
2. Burning the Stump
Many people believe burning a stump is the best way to remove It’s a common misconception that can cause numerous problems. It’s incredibly dangerous and it has the potential to cause massive, uncontrollable fires that can cause extensive damage (especially in the dry Texas heat).
3. Using Slow-Working Stump Removers
Perhaps one of the most dangerous DIYs is using stump removers. Slow-acting chemicals are incredibly dangerous to people and animals. Since they take a long time to produce results, the chemical-related health risks are hard to keep at bay, especially with curious kids and pets.
At the end of the day, it’s in you and your family’s best interest to leave the hard stuff to tree professionals who have the proper equipment and skills to avoid any accidents.