Stump that needs to be removed and grinded in edmonton by arbor man tree care

Stump Removal vs Stump Grinding

After removing a tree from your property, you are left with a tree stump. Tree stumps take a very long time to decompose on their own and can be a hazard as well as unsightly. The root ball of a tree is generally four to ten times the size of the tree which makes it very large! This guide will help you determine if you should remove the stump or have the stump ground down.

Stump Grinding Edmonton

Stump grinding is the process of removing the stump of a tree using a specialized wood chipper. It grinds the stump into mulch down to a few inches below the soil. The rest is left to decay on its own.

Pros
• Lower Cost
• Faster
• Less labor intensive
• More environmentally friendly
• No large hole to fill
• Able to replant in the same area

Cons
• Decaying roots

Stump Removal Edmonton

Stump removal is the process of removing the stump along with the root ball of the tree. The process of removing a stump requires using an earth mover to dig a large hole and remove all of the roots of the tree.

Pros
• Easy replanting of a new tree
• Complete removal of stump and the roots of the tree
• No decaying roots for pests to thrive on.

Cons
• Cost
• Large hole after removal
• Takes more time
• Less environmentally friendly

Choosing between stump removal and stump grinding essentially comes down to what you want to do with the space after the tree has been removed and cost.

If you are looking at less cost and not replanting grinding is the way to go. If you would like to replant or the roots are a nuisance then removal is the way to go.

Contact a certified arborist for a consultation today!