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I began using Driscoll Tree Service back in 2021 and was so impressed with their knowledge and quality of work, I have only hired Driscoll Tree Service since!  Just a few weeks ago, my large oak tree needed a trim and once again it was a great job!!

Ryan Hunt
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Driscoll Tree Service and its team are professional, friendly, and excellent at tree removal. Their prices are the best. We had them remove a completely dead tree and a super large branch. For both experiences, they came out fast and did an Incredible job. Highly recommend.

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Stump Grinding Vs. Stump Removal

If you recently cut down a tree in your backyard, there’s a chance you need to get rid of the eyesore left behind. While ignoring the stump or waiting for the natural decomposition process are easy and cost-effective alternatives, you risk compromising the safety and aesthetics of your landscape. Driscoll Tree Service is a reputable tree care company ready to help restore your yard’s aesthetics. Many homeowners may opt for traditional stump removal, which is more complex and rigorous, not to mention highly invasive.

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Our well-trained and equipped arborists can determine whether stump removal or grinding is required based on your plans for the property. If you are clearing space for construction, stump removal is the best solution to avoid problems with the root systems. However, stump grinding is definitely the way to go if you want minimum disturbance and optimal efficiency. Here are some differences between stump grinding and removal.

Deep Extraction

As mentioned, stump removal is a highly invasive technique that involves pulling out the stump along with the entire root system. This entails using heavy-duty equipment to dig deep and extract the remaining part of the tree beneath the ground. Stump grinding is less invasive and incorporates innovative grinders that shred the stump into wood chips until it’s not visible. We usually shed the stump at least 10 inches beneath the surface, creating more space for transplanting without damaging the landscape.

Safety and Efficiency

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Stump grinding uses innovative equipment to enhance the efficiency of the process without compromising the safety of those around. Homeowners can handle constant dealing with interruptions or tight schedules. With traditional stump removal, you need industry-standard, heavy-duty equipment, which increases safety risks and the project’s overall efficiency. It is essential to remember that a professional tree service provider can recommend both techniques, depending on plans.

Comprehensive

Traditional stump removal is considered the most comprehensive technique because it removes the stump and roots. Unfortunately, property owners are left with a massive hole in the ground which is difficult to fill. Stump grinding may not be as comprehensive, but we can ground some stumps up to 18 inches beneath the surface, eradicating any traces of a stump. Before deciding, we recommend consulting a tree care company for professional advice. Grinding also eliminates any chances of the unwanted tree from growing back, and any roots left behind will decay.

Pest Infestation

Stump removal is a more comprehensive technique, especially when preventing pest infestation. There’s no dead wood left behind to attract unwanted critters to your property or compromise the well-being of surrounding healthy trees. However, we can protect you from such issues after stump grinding by taking measures to protect your premises from pests. We will remove any remaining sawdust that attracts insects and lingering wood that creates the ideal habitat for these nasty creatures.

If you need professional help to decide whether to remove or grind a stump in your backyard, contact us at Driscoll Tree Service and schedule a consultation with our tree service experts. We guarantee exceptional services at pocket-friendly rates.

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