There are many methods to removing stumps once a tree has been removed. Some are more effective than others. What are your future plans for the area that the stump is currently ruining? Are you interested in planting olive trees, or pear trees, or maybe even a group of privacy trees to maintain distance from some nosy neighbors?
The answer to that question greatly impacts which steps should be taken during stump excavation or grinding. We use a specialized stump grinder that is self-propelled in order to let us access as many places as possible. During your estimate we will discuss your plans for the location where the stump is currently. You may only need it ground a few inches below the surface, or ground deeper in order to plant another tree in its place.
The size of a root system can vary drastically depending on the type of tree, and they decay at differing rates as well. In certain cases, the stump may actually need to be excavated completely. This is more common when it comes to installing hardscape like driveways, patios, and home additions.So if you are just looking to get rid of that ragged old stump, you probably won’t need to worry about excavating.
If you’re just getting prices, make sure you ask our competitors how deep are they going to grind, and what to expect to be left with once the job is done. You will probably be pretty shocked with the answers you receive!
What many arbor companies don’t realize, and in turn don’t tell their customers, is that following the stump grinding process a significant level of cellulose is released into the soil as the decay process of the grindings takes place. This means that there are certain measures that need to be taken if you are interested in using that space to put a replacement tree, garden, or even flowers. This amount of cellulose can affect a broad spectrum of tree species in different ways. This means that the precautions needed for planting apple trees would be different than those needed for planting cherry trees, or planting a dogwood tree.Understanding this impact can be the difference between prized tree that can grow quickly and healthily, and creating another stump that needs to be removed in a couple of years.
If we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call. In addition to grinding your stumps, we can also help you with planting apple trees, pear trees, or even just determining which are the best trees to plant for privacy. Additionally, we specialize in transplanting trees and tree maintenance.We are the premier Raleigh Tree Service, and we would love to help you through the process – whether that is grinding your stumps or coordinating with your builder/landscaper to make sure you get the results that you want.