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Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

May 29

Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

A tree stump on your property might not seem like a big deal but it can pose danger to the safety and health of your family as well as your yard's health. Tree stumps pose a danger to children and pets by causing injury and can even cause death. Because they can be difficult to maneuver around and require frequent weeding and mowing, tree stumps can also hinder your lawn's ability to receive the necessary maintenance. They also make your yard look ugly. Daytona Tree Men is here to help, no matter if you just had a trunk removed or if you've been battling with a stump for years.

We offer emergency services throughout Daytona for both residential and commercial properties. This blog will cover the main methods for removing a stump, stump-pulling, and stump grinding. Learn more about each technique and get in touch with our arborists to learn how they can help you keep your yard beautiful, safe, and manageable.

Method 1: Stump grinding

First, it's important to remember that homeowners shouldn't attempt to grind or remove stumps on their own. Both methods require skilled machinery and are difficult to do. Stump grinding at Daytona uses a powerful machine to reduce the stump to the required height so that it blends seamlessly with the rest. Although this removes all visible remains of the tree it can still cause sprouts or fungi to grow back up. The roots will eventually fall apart, but the process can take up to 10 years.

Pros:

  • Fast and efficient
  • It is more intrusive than stump removal
  • Recycled wood chips can be used as mulch, which is environmentally friendly
  • This leaves you with a clean slate
  • More cost-effective than stump removal

Cons:

  • Tree roots still
  • It can become messy if you do not have a team made up of skilled professionals like Daytona Tree Men.

Method 2: Stump Removal

Sometimes called "stump-pulling", stump removal involves removing all roots from the tree. The use of heavy force and intrusive stump removal is necessary. It is best to hire a qualified arborist. Although stump removal is a good way to get rid of the stump, it can also cause a huge, unsightly hole in your yard that can prove more dangerous than the stump itself. We at Daytona Tree Men are happy to fill in the hole if you choose stump removal.

Pros:

  • Remove the stump and roots so that you don't have long root decay.
  • Eliminates the chance of regrowth

Cons:

  • Usually, stump grinding is less expensive than stump grinders.
  • More intrusive than stump grinding
  • You have a large hole in the yard
  • Because stumps are to be disposed of and not reused, it is less eco-friendly

Get stump grinding and stump removing services from Daytona Tree Men to improve the appearance and safety of your yard.

 

Daytona Tree Men

340 South Segrave Street Daytona Beach Florida 32114

(386) 217 9770