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Stump Grinding

By brockstree6211894, Mar 19 2016 11:25PM

What’s the Point in Stump Grinding?

Any time you have a professional remove a tree, the option of grinding the stump comes into consideration. I’ve always questioned whether there is a good reason, other than appearance, to grind a stump. After looking into it, I found there are quite a few reasons one might be interested in getting rid of a stump, other than it being an eye sore. Obviously anyone who cares about the landscape of their yard would choose to remove a stump because the nicer view would be worth it to them, but even if you aren’t too concerned with the way it looks, here are a few things to consider before leaving that unappealing stump in your yard.

Is it Really Worth the Money You’ll Save?

Stumps can be dangerous, especially if you have children. Children don’t always pay attention to their surroundings and if their friends, or a neighbor, happen to trip and hurt themselves on your stump it’s a liability on your part. Stumps also create the perfect condition for new tree sprouts which can shoot up into small trees all around the stump area. Along with looking terrible and stealing nutrients from the rest of your yard, the new shoots can be difficult to get rid of because they tend to return like weeds, unless chemicals are used to choke them out for good. When you’re mowing and weed eating your yard, you will always have the inconvenience of maneuvering around the stump and the headache that goes along with it. Most people are aware that trees attract insects, but did you know that stumps do too? A stump that is left in a yard begins to rot away very slowly and while it’s in this long term process it’s attracting all sorts of bugs like ants, beetles, termites and so on. If the stump is close to your home this could pose a real problem. The space that a stump requires is also something to consider, especially if your yard is already small.

Even though it will most likely cost a fee to have a professional to grind the stump out, in the end it usually always pays off to have it removed.

Nov 13 2017 09:37PM by Scott Adams

I didn't know that stumps can start taking nutrients from the rest of your yard. I have a stump in my yard that I would like removed. I can see how it would be nice to get it removed soon. That way I don't have to worry about my flowers not getting enough nutrients.

Apr 2 2018 09:38PM by Riley Smith

I hadn't thought about how children could trip on a stump and hurt themselves. There is a stump in our front yard that I don't know what to do with. It would be smart to have it ground down so my kids aren't at risk of getting injured.

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