If you are considering hiring a stump grinder to remove tree stumps, think again. It’s great to get rid of those ugly stumps and their roots however, stump grinding is definitely a job for the experts. The machinery for stump grinding is expensive and aggressive. In the wrong hands it can cause damage to property and people. Stump grinding requires knowledge of tree physiology as well as an understanding of the safety considerations. DIY could wind up costing you way more than the services of a qualified tree company.
Removing a trunk and root ball at the same time as a tree removal will help to keep the cost of stump removal down. The cost will depend on the size of the tree and the site accessibility. Let the stump grinder know if you intend to replace it with another tree so that they can get rid of major roots that may prevent a new tree from thriving.
Here are good reasons to remove tree stumps:
- they look untidy
- prevent people tripping over them
- stop the tree from suckering
- prevent termites nesting in them
- allow another tree to be planted in the same area.
Find out more about the process and benefits of tree stump removal here