No one likes to have tree stumps jutting out of the ground. These are not only eyesores. They are trip hazards and can attract pests and diseases. If you want to get rid of tree stumps from your property, then you have two options. You can either have the stump grinded down below the surface or you can have the stump removed completely. If you are still confused, then keep reading. Your friends at Driscoll Tree Service put together this article to help you decide which service is better for you. If you already know which you want, then call Driscoll Tree Service to schedule a convenient appointment. We are happy to serve Atlanta and all surrounding areas.
Stump grinding is exactly as it sounds. This service involves pulverizing and grinding the tree stump down into woodchips and sawdust. It calls for heavy machinery and equipment and can take a few hours depending on the size of the tree stump. How deep the stump is grinded depends on your preference. Driscoll Tree Service can grind tree stumps to only an inch below the surface or up to 18 inches underground. We also grind surface roots, but stump grinding does NOT address below-surface tree roots. We’ll get to this point later.
If you want the tree completely removed, then the tree removal is for you. You might be wondering, "Doesn’t stump grinding also get the stump out of the way?" Though stump grinding gets the stump out of sight, some remnants such as the roots will remain. A tree removal gets rid of everything, including the tree roots.
We can’t make the decision for you, but we can share some of the pros and cons of each. You can decide for yourself which service is better for your circumstance.
As we mentioned earlier, stump grinding does not completely get rid of the tree stump. Don’t worry though, the tree will NOT grow back. However, it can take years for the roots and remnants to fully decay. If you plan on using that plot of land for planting, then the roots might get in the way. If you just want turf, though, then there should be no major issue.
Though a tree removal gets completely rid of the tree stump and roots, it is a messy process. A tree removal quite literally rips the tree stump and roots out of the ground. As you can imagine, this leaves a massive tear and hole in the yard. Driscoll Tree Service will help you fill that hole up, and you will be able to use that land for new planting!
If you are still not sure which service is right for you, then give Driscoll Tree Service a call today. We are happy to answer any questions and concerns before scheduling a convenient appointment. Our live representatives and dedicated arborists are on standby to take your call.
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